Act Like an Adult?

I came across a recent poll of  a thousand so-called Millenials and Gen Zers, (persons between the ages of 18 and 42) that asks how well they consider themselves at “adult-type” tasks, you know, like preparing a meal, balancing a checkbook, maybe changing a flat tire?  57% of respondents said they still don’t have a handle on the whole “adulting” thing . . . 80% of Gen Zers, and half of Millennials.  The hardest parts of adulthood are managing money, saving for retirement, saving for a home, finding a job you like and figuring out relationships.  Huh. Well gang, you’ll learn that none of that stuff becomes much easier with age.  But scrambling an egg or two?  C’mon, you should be able to handle that by age 42, I’d guess!  And before you say “Right, Boomer!”, I’ll confess that even as I turn 59 this week, I’ve no more masterful a grasp on the “adult-thing” than when I was 29.  So don’t feel bad if you’re on the younger side and can’t seem to figure it out or feel a failure because you don’t own a home or have an IRA.  But it wouldn’t hurt to learn how to sew on a button or jump-start a dead battery.  Just sayin’.

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