Says Brazen Careerist.
Set Up: I like the Brazen Careerist a lot. I read her and I learn from her.
But that doesn't mean I always agree with her. Today, for instance, she is trying to confuse me by claiming that Gen Y wants nothing more than stability.
Concession: Okay, she's said before that Boomers (the evil people) worked too hard, led hedonistic lives and ended up in Twelve-Step programs so their kids, who suffered through it with them, are against wild living.
Shot: But she's also said a thousand times that Gen Y doesn't stay at any job for very long. They like to move around.
Today we read, however, that they dislike ambiguity and risk. They want to be certain about expectations and career progression. Is there a contradiction here? Maybe?
Penelope also claims that they are not political activists like the boomers. Well, no one is an activist if he doesn't have a reason. And, the job market is good and Gen Y isn't being drafted.
So, that doesn't mean anything significant about their character. The boomers stopped being activists as soon as the draft ended, even though the Vietnam War was still going on.
Coda: Penelope argues that there are people who joined the American army for an education never expecting to go to war. Oh, please! She also says that the burdens put on the National Guard are like a general draft, as well. Okay, it's kind of life a general draft, only it isn't.