Do the twenties matter?

April 25th, 2012

Research tells us that we probably will have many careers in our elongated lifetime; that we may even have many spouses. This is a far cry from the the post war boomer ideal of one career and in some cases one job and one spouse. Given all of this life change, does what happens in our 20s really matter.

In an era in which graduate school is almost de rigueur for a good job, when young men are more and more in a state of prolonged adolescence, in some cases moving home to mom, is 20 simply the new 20? Dr. Meg Jay has stirred up some controversy with her new look at twenty somethings, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

My conversation with Meg Jay: