chick i know emailed me this article. ignore the phaggy time illustration, its honestly very good.
i've seen similar theories talked about in other threads/posts, but this one is to the point and pretty comprehensive. talks about why the generation born from the late 70s to 90s is unhappy, contrasting with previous generations.
-happiness= reality - expectations
-grandparents (depression era) raised our parents generation to focus on practical, secure careers thru hard work
-parents generation had careers in time of economic prosperity, exceeding their expectations, leading to happiness
-we were raised in time of optimism and possibility, encouraged to follow your passion (new phrase adopted only in last 20 years)
-we now value "fulfilling" career over "secure" career
-told we are special when we really aren't
-our expectations are too high, don't meet reality
-problem is compounded by social media, comparing our real lives to peoples fake lives
take home point--> you aren't special but can become special thru working hard for long period time