Editors' pick: Originally published Feb. 14.
Never underestimate how hard it is to be young today.
Between shaken economies, soaring costs of education and deep uncertainty, Millennials have struggled with some of the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression (exacerbated by costs that the Greatest Generation never had to face). As a result, a lot has been written about them.
Yet for the countless pixels that have been spilt cross-examining the Millennial psyche, it's far too easy to forget that we keep talking about a very narrow profile. Almost every Millennial think piece floating around the Internet looks at the same person: an urban-dwelling, latte-sipping, college educated American.
But we're a coalition far vaster than our Google footprint. We live around the world, with varying levels of education, and, perhaps most amazingly of all, have widely divergent opinions on the work of Lena Dunham.
Here, for example, are a few of the challenges that young people face around the world.