December 17, 2013

BLESSED ARE THE HOMESICK: Hospitality For Mobile Millennials.

Instead of creating new homes, millennials embrace independent rootlessness. Jeanne Meister wrote in Forbes that 91 percent of millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years. Five million 18-34 year-olds live alone in the US, as opposed to 500,000 in 1950, Eric Klinenberg reported in The Guardian. Satirical news rag The Onion mocked cosmopolitan disdain for the “townie” in an article titled: “Unambitious Loser With Happy Fulfilling Life Still Lives in Hometown.” “Getting out” means making educational and career choices that will take one far away from places and families of origin.

Indeed.