So: What, Exactly, Is Up with Twentysomethings? (Video)


The New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend: a mysterious, heretofore-unexplored life stage: the “twenties.” Or “emerging adulthood,” as it’s described in Robin Marantz Henig’s piece, “What is it About 20-Somethings?” We 21st century twentysomethings are taking our own sweet time growing up, it seems. The coddled children of neurotic helicopter parents, we have the gall to delay marriage and kids until our 30s. Meanwhile, we’re sitting around accepting money from our parents, “experimenting” and “learning about ourselves.”

Indeed, what’s up with us? We asked some New Yorkers what they thought: