She’s 23, working full time with two kids under the age of three years old.

        He’s 28. He owns his own company and sets his own schedule. He never graduated college.

        I’m 21, a full-time student with a part-time gig as an office assistant.

        I’m following the mold set by generations before us. Theoretically, I’m being smart and practical. Making good choices for my future.

        I’m earning an undergraduate degree in language and linguistics that could cost me around $120,000. As an in-state student. Before interest. And I’m not even pursuing a career in either of those fields.

        Life choices for our generation have become a classic game of “would you rather.” Would you rather:

        1) make your family proud in the predictable way,...

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