Alexa, what’s in the fridge? Do you know? Because I certainly don’t. Alexa, how long have these Brussels sprouts been here? And can I still eat this rice? Alexa, how do I season a cast iron skillet? In the oven … are you sure? Should I get a credit card? What is a W-2? How do I get a stain out of silk? Alexa, what should I do with my life?
“Generation Uphill,” they call us, and was there ever a cohort more receiving of pity and scorn? If you’ve been following the think pieces, you’d be justified in being surprised that so many of us have kept ourselves alive: The stereotype, warranted or not, that millennials are struggling to #adult is widespread, and it’s more durable than my houseplant (RIP).