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Close Quarters

You want to yell "Get your act together," but twentysomethings are facing more than you think.

This story appears in the December 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

I'm not complaining about my current situation. I'm not depressed, I'm not having an early-life crisis, and I don't feel entitled, but you should understand that being young isn't what it used to be.

I'm a 27-year-old college graduate with a stable career job (thanks, Entrepreneur). In the old days, even 10 years ago, I would be set. I'd buy a house, chat about my kitchen remodel, throw barbecues, marry my longtime girlfriend, Jessica, and enjoy. That life is no longer possible.

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