Twentysomethings Aren't That New

For all that has been researched and written on twentysomethings, the New Yorker's Nathan Heller finds that today’s generation may not be unique. “Nearly every twentysomething generation of the past half century has created a new mainstream aspirational model…What have today’s twentysomethings done to reinvent the kind of life we dream of? Certainly, they’ve contributed a lot to the structure of online culture…Offline, the generation’s dreams seem not to be wholly their own,” Heller writes, adding, “All this reinforces the suspicion that today’s twentysomethings aren’t formed of special clay but merely a reshaped version of old material.”