Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy Analysis

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The short essay “Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy” explains to readers what Generation Y Yuppies are and why they are unhappy. We learn that Y Yuppies are the generation after baby boomers and we learn that they are not happy because they think they are special. Generation y yuppies also think they are entitled rather than believing in hard work. I liked this story because it really informed me about how hard work can and will get you much further in life than everyone thinking they are special because it will ultimately make me unhappy. The author helps the reader understand what is wrong with generation y yuppies that is making them unhappy. The authors says, “When reality turns out to be worse than the expectations, they're unhappy,” this shows how this y…show more content…
I like that it teaches me not to think I am special and don’t need to work hard because I’m probably not special and even if I am I won’t get anywhere with that without hard work. The authors shows us this when he says, “Great careers take years of blood, sweat and tears to build -- even the ones with no flowers or unicorns on them -- and even the most successful people are rarely doing anything that great in their early or mid-20s” (Urban). Now that I’ve read about the generation y yuppies I feel determined not to be like them because I don’t want to be unhappy. The author does a good job at keeping me interested in his writing with the use of pictures and incite that if I listen to what he has to say I will be happy. I did not like the fact that they essay is telling people they are not special. Although I understand that not all people can have that mentality I think it is important for people to think they are special or else their self-worth can be at risk. When a person’s self-worth is at risk they may not be motivate to do anything good for themselves or even work hard because they may not think it will get them
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