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The Roaring 20s: time of your life or a crisis?

"Welcome to the casino: the confusion and helplessness that strike millions of twentysomethings soon after graduation is frequently the result of the feeling they are about to gamble. Often. On their lives." The casino that authors Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner are describing is something they've coined as the quarterlife crisis -a phenomenon which strikes twentysomethings with feelings of overwhelming confusion and helplessness about the future course of their lives.

Stalling on the road to the 'real' world


I don't want to be in school anymore, but I'm not ready to get a real job either. I am torn between the things I left behind and the things I want but can't yet reach.

Countdown to crisis? Students sound off about their twenties

Q: Do you believe this phenomenon exists or is it an excuse for those who just can't find their way in life?

Xtina's lowdown on "real" jobs

Double latte

My first job out of university (in my field and other than in a bar) was at The Gazette, as last year's deputy editor. Although it was "technically" my first real job, the paycheque I received could hardly support my "real job" claim and I still went to campus everyday. I still felt like a student; I just didn't go to classes.




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