Are we ‘Generation Screwed’? Not necessarily

People entering adulthood during the COVID-19 pandemic face inordinate obstacles. In a letter to his peers, one of them says: Don't underestimate us.

Who knew that stay-at-home orders could bring so much displacement?

That’s how the spring of 2020 felt for many in our generation—we who were just starting to get a glimpse of independence and adulthood before the pandemic came crashing down.

Maybe we need a name, those of us who are currently 18 to 25 years old, instead of remaining just a purgatorial generation: feeling like we’re too young to be millennials but not young enough for Gen Z. I’m not sold on any of the names I’ve heard us called—Rainbow Generation, zillennials, Generation Screwed. Yet the unavoidable fact is that we’re at a critical turning point in our personal lives at a time when the world seems to be imploding in so many ways.

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