– They are a postponed generation.

“We did everything we were supposed to,” said Stephanie Morales, 23, who graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009 with hopes of working in the arts.

By comparison, Ms. Klein said her classmates seemed resigned to waiting for the economic tides to turn. “Plenty of people work in bookstores and work in low-end administrative jobs, even though they have a Harvard degree,” she said. “They are thinking more in terms of creating their own kinds of life that interests them, rather than following a conventional idea of success and job security.”

 “There’s no point in being diplomatic: it is horrible,” Mr. Shore said.


«Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out», The New York Times, 01.09.2011. Obrigado ao TSG.