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     Issue No. 2(33)                                                                                             SEPTEMBER  24, 2013
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One of the most interesting articles I read last week was "Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy." A simple formula was used to define what makes some one happy: Happiness = Reality - Expectations. Rather than comparing the economic situation of each era, the focus was more on how each generation has been differently raised, which affected their attitude in their career path and feeling of achievement. To put it simply, grandparents of Depression Era raised the Baby Boomers to build practical, secure careers. So, the Boomers learned that years of hard work would bring them success in their career and prosperity. Entering a time of unprecedented economic prosperity on the '70s, '80s and '90s, they did even better than they expected, which made them happy. Then the Baby Boomers raised their Gen Y kids with a sense of optimism and ambition: they were made to feel special and arguably 'entitled'. So, whereas the Baby Boomers wanted to live the American Dream, Y Gens wanted to create Their Own Personal Dream. Therefore, the Y Gen's career path tends to focus on fulfillment rather than security. Entering the job market, their pre-workforce expectations were much higher than reality and the unfortunate condition of the job market did not, or at least is not, as good as it was supposed to be. Furthermore, their status is constantly compared through social media where most people present an inflated version of their own existence. I thought it was an interesting analysis that sheds some light on further understanding the situation our children face today. Most importantly, as a parent, whatever success we had means little when our children are having a hard time. At times like these, we should be more patient than ever and stay by their side, realizing that the Boomers were partially responsible in parenting. 

Americans are divided over whom to blame if a government shutdown happens next week. The Pew Research Center survey showed 39 percent of the public would blame Republicans for the shutdown versus 36 percent who would hold Democrats responsible. Seventeen percent said they would blame both parties for the shutdown. (Politico)
Kenya
 
The death toll from the attack at the Westgate Mall rose from 59 to 68 people. At least 175 people were injured in the attack. Rep. Peter King said that Kenyan Mall Attack Shows al Qaeda and Its Affiliates Still 'Extremely Powerful' (ABC)
Duquesne University
The death of a long-time, part-time professor in Pittsburgh is gathering the attention of instructors nationwide. The trend of relying on part-time faculty has been in the works for decades, and Margaret Mary Vojtko's story is seen by some as a tragic byproduct. (NPR)
India
Millions of Indian children work as slaves in factories, brothels or in the homes of families. Out of poverty and desperation, parents sell their daughters, and human traffickers wait at train stations for runaways and scour for orphans in monsoon-ravaged villages. (Spiegel)
Soju
 
Jinro's American operation wants to expand, and it's getting some help from a major spokesperson - Korean pop star PSY, whose "Gangnam Style" music video is now closing in on 2 billion views.(NPR)
Mouse operation
 
The brain as a series of networks, each of which supports a different aspect of our experience and behaviour. By this analysis, the brain is a bit like a city: you can't make sense of the bigger picture without knowing how everything interacts. (Guardian)
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