TIME’s new cover makes me so mad I could write essays about it, but instead I’m going to keep job hunting since in today’s world a university degree means nothing and therefore like much of my generation, I’m stuck choosing between minimum wage jobs and internships that I can’t afford to accept in an attempt to pay off my tens of thousands of dollars worth of student debt.

I’d be interested in reading this article to see exactly what makes us entitled and lazy. Are we lazy because more of us are completing high school and going to college than ever before? Are we entitled because our standard of living is declining? Do we live with our parents because we’re too slothful to leave or is because our education costs are getting steeper and steeper while we’re getting less and less aid?

Tell us, Time Magazine, about how we’re narcissistic little slugs when we’re faced with an economic crisis that resulted in a lowering of our standard of living, an increase in tuition costs and how when we get out of our very expensive schools, more and more of us are going to end up working minimum wage jobs. 

I saw this in the store and almost picked it up out of rage as well. then again im tired of hearing it. While the whole “this generation will be the end of us” is an age old complaint, its been hitting the news more than ever. I dont know how today’s current economic crisis is to blame on people who are barely getting out of college, but you certainly hear it a lot.

I agree with everything the OP said, my generation doesn’t have it easy. Jobs are slim and competition is fierce. We have more student debt than any other time in our nation’s history at one of the highest interest rates. We dont live at home because we want to, we live there because we HAVE to. We have put in our efforts, we have paid the price but there is little opportunity due to the situation our CURRENT generation has left us in.

The narcissist thing is the worst. You want a PAID internship? Selfish. You want to wait to have children until you are more stable? Selfish. You expect health care? a reasonable cost of living? a payscale that reflects the cost of your education and a desire to be able to have a house, family or any kind of life outside the office? you want work hours and vacation days that reflect that as well? Damn, we are the worst people to have ever lived. In reality we are very normal people with very modest goals. People I know who are artists never expect to be rich – they are willing to give it up for their passion. Even me as a scientist, I’m willing to give up my chance to ever make even six figures to be able to do something that fulfills me. But there is a line, there is a point when enough is enough. I’m still a person, I still want to be able to enjoy my life, to have other interests and goals and relationships outside of work. This is not a lot to ask for. It is not selfish.