The Unhappiness of Gen Y Yuppies [Infographic]

Ever wonder why Generation Y yuppies tend to be so unhappy? Why do higher percentages of Millennials say they have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders than other generations? When reality turns out to be worse than expectations, people tend to be unhappy. We’ll use Lucy as our Generation Y protagonist and special yuppie here to better understand this.

Lucy’s grandparents overcame the Great Depression and WWII—and they valued economic security and wanted their children to see greener pastures. Lucy’s parents did see greener pastures, as they were brought up in a time of booming economic growth. They were raised to envision stable, prosperous careers and knew hard work was necessary to succeed. Lucy was brought up with a sense of unbounded possibility. To Lucy, a secure, prosperous career no longer cuts it—she wants a fulfilling career.

Generation Y yuppies tend to be delusional and taunted. People naturally tend to inflate their existence, and those who are doing the best broadcast it the most. As such, the most common emotion aroused by Facebook is none other than envy. The more these yuppies visit Facebook, the more dissatisfied they are. Lucy’s grandparents and parents never had distractions like Facebook growing up.

To learn more about the unhappiness of Gen Y yuppies, check out the infographic below.

The Data Behind Why Gen Y Yuppies Are Unhappy
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Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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