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Is this real life? 

PORTLAND, Maine — Thirty-five people gathered at a popular Portland bistro on a recent weeknight to learn how to talk.

Cards were passed and conversations sparked, but this group of branders, photographers, auditors and teachers weren’t merely networking. They were “adulting.”

“Small talk is hard for me,” said Julie Moulton, a thirtysomething marketing coordinator who was attending the happy hour networking class at Sur Lie on Free Street.

The event was organized by The Adulting School, a new program devoted to helping people learn skills they might not have picked up in college or from their parents. The founders take their inspiration from a similar program, The Society of Grownups, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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This is so sad... I am technically a millennial due to my age bracket, but I refuse to identify as one. The vast majority of my generation do not know how to act like an adult and do things adults do (hold jobs, work hard, agree to disagree on politics, pay their own bills, etc...).   To think... this generation is now raising children. 🙁

Where is this world headed?

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jonathco said
This is so sad... I am technically a millennial due to my age bracket, but I refuse to identify as one. The vast majority of my generation do not know how to act like an adult and do things adults do (hold jobs, work hard, agree to disagree on politics, pay their own bills, etc...).   To think... this generation is now raising children. 🙁

Where is this world headed?  

I think that once these kids start living in the real world for a while they'll grow up. Either that or they'll use their large block of votes to change the government to take care of them and this ship will go down like the titanic. Either way, I'm pretty sure the people on this boar will be fine 🙂

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DangerDuke said

I think that once these kids start living in the real world for a while they'll grow up. Either that or they'll use their large block of votes to change the government to take care of them and this ship will go down like the titanic. Either way, I'm pretty sure the people on this boar will be fine 🙂 

I was rather curious about this. Like jonathco I'm technically part of the group and always hear nothing but negative perceptions. I was one of the first of my friends to buy a property and still have friends driving around the country in vans instead of owning a home. These people are, coincidentally, also software and hardware developers taking home 100k a year.

In school there was a lot of "you're special" treatment and participation awards in school. While I'm not disagreeing, I think this soft treatment will have an interesting effect on parenting skills, and on how they perceive that the government is there to solve their problems (despite having low turn out).

At home I was still growing up as the internet became a commodity and computer games increased in popularity. My parents felt more comfortable with me at home due to their increasing skepticism - there I played games and talked to even neighbors via AIM. This tends to lead to social anxiety and problems with communicating.

I think that I lucked out because 1) my neighborhood had a ton of kids the same age as me. I couldn't go 10 minutes without someone knocking on my door wanting to play as a kid 2) my father is a physicist and made my brother and I view everything as scientific (for potato cannons, building our own fireworks, and our own tree houses).

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for what it's worth, I'm technically a millennial myself (although I identify as a member of the greatest generation 🙂 )

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that explains everything now! 🙂

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