the generation gap and being in your twenties

Do you look like your parents? Do you talk like your parents? Do you think like your parents? The generation gap is something we twenty year olds love to talk about and whine about. The New York Times even wrote an article about us last year! No, but seriously, if you are now a thirty-something or older, you know you felt the same way.

Frauke Theilking explores the generation gap through stunning portraits of parent and child. Without any external elements like clothing or accessories, one really pays attention to the subjects’ faces.


FUCK! i’m in my 20s approaches the subject in a funnier more sarcastic manner. All the 20-somethings we talked to think the website is pretty accurate. 😉

via Sonali

Here is another take on what it feels like to be in your twenties. We aren’t being melodramatic or anything, but this is sometimes very true.


The New Yorker- always so wise.

This last one is pretty much applicable to the world at large.

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Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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4 Responses to the generation gap and being in your twenties

  1. BIGNOSEBRO says:


  2. sfgainey says:

    From my eversoinfightful big sister who is truly an inspiration to all of us just-out-of-college-ites. She did not follow the 4-year college track, has lived at home for various stunts, has been jobless, BUT has made sure she’s been happy in the process, no matter what. She is the most creative person I know, and also, I think, the most successful. She now owns a business and gets to be enormously creative all day every day, for a living.

    “I think it’s also important to remember that we are the generation that has, literally, the ability to relay the brickwork to create a better future. We aren’t expected to go into specific career tracks, because there are no jobs there. We have the freedom to be creative in how we pursue our dreams, and even though making a living at it takes time, and probably failure at moments, we might ultimately be happier for it. MAYBE!”

  3. sue says:

    here here sfgainey!!! what she said… no maybe’s about it, go forth and conquer, and do what you really, really love. the money to exist will usually follow. and there should be no shame in living home for a spell, it’s the new trend, AND there’s usually free food to be had hahahaa. hey, in every other culture but ours it’s not taboo to be living at home with older generations… you can learn a thing or two from the grand parentals.

  4. caro says:

    and yes the ignoring everyone too, then people wonder why i dont pick up my phone:)

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