Until very recently, one of the most striking things about our economy was how common it was for young people to make a lot of money quickly. For nearly 20 years, except for a year or two in the early 90's, a college student has been able to gaze out of his dorm-room window and see a well-traveled path to millions. His ability to imagine himself getting very rich very quickly was an ingredient in the modern money culture. ...
That's what 27-year-olds did, strike it rich.
This youthward shift in moneymaking has had all sorts of strange social effects. ...
It would hardly be surprising if the pursuit of passion led ambitious young people to rethink the whole idea of success.
The comment about "a couple years in the early 90's" is a huge understatement which seriouly marrs the observation here. However, some of the conclusions are reasonable regardless.
Young at the Wrong Time