Sandra Mardin
Feb 26, 2015

Lagging behind or changing the rules: Redefining the 20s life stage

Are 20-somethings really 'lagging', or simply being forced to redefine what it means to be an adult? In this second installment of the Cultural Radar series, Sandra Mardin of Flamingo explores the situation and the need for a more affirming attitude toward this life stage.

Sandra Mardin

A combination of major demographic shifts, dismal job opportunities and rising living costs has brought about the notion of the lagging 20s’. This generation of 20-somethings who appear incapable of growing up is fertile ground for mainstream entertainment. But are they lagging’ or are they simply redefining what it means to be an adult

It started in the 00s with the archetypal man-child of Judd Apatow Seth Rogen slacker-striver’ sub genre of comedies that paired...

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