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arbitrary milestones of life

Young people feel pressure to live up to their parents’ and grandparents’ norms, even if those expectations really aren’t relevant anymore and on average, adults older than 25 still plan to get married, have kids and buy a home all before age 30, even though the number of people actually able to do so has decreased with every generation. The gap between what recent generations think they ought to be achieving and what is possible in today’s financial and educational climate is having a massive impact on their mental health. People tend to make big, globalised exaggerations like- who is to advice the young generations on the times we are living in ?

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