Is the millennial generation playing it too safe?

The 20-something author celebrates the maturity of her generation, but wonders whether the millennial generation is growing up too fast. What ever happened to always being a Toys ‘R Us kid?

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I know you are probably thinking this is a strange post for a 20-something, like myself, to read. After all, I’m still supposedly young enough to still be finding myself and testing my newly independent wings. I’m not expected to settle down completely, get married, and start popping out kids. Thankfully!

But all the while, I keep reflecting on my own choices and progress, and that of my friends and acquaintances. While most of us aren’t married with kids, we’re starting to think differently and, dare I say, grow up. For the most part, that’s a fantastic thing. We need to work. We have to pay bills. Like it or not, we should be paying taxes. We shouldn’t be black-out drunk four nights a week. We should be more responsible.

I’m proud of how much I’ve grown up in the last few years. It’s an amazing feeling to be independent, take on new responsibilities and challenges, and surround myself and learn from dozens of people, who are 10 times smarter than me.

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