Streetalk: Is America in good hands with the class of 2010?

Chris: It's hard not to feel optimistic after graduating college. The experiences that we came up with, this generation growing up, we have a sense of purpose. Whether it was September 11th or the economy and all these kinds of things by the time we were 22, we had a lot of these things on our plate that we processed and acclimated to and included into our experience. I don't know what would be shocking at this point with all these events that have happened. It will be hard to find a challenge that would be insurmountable.

Christine: Yes. We are very realistic about the problems and situations that our future faces. The economy, the environment, other social issues. We've been brought up to be very aware of the different social issues of our day. We've been taught from a young age that these things are important and they won't just go away. But we're not optimistic on jobs. I don't know anybody right now in my class that has a job. I don't have a job. Everybody else I know is in a very similar situation. I don't know how it will shape up.

Alex: This generation is very special. There's a great love for taking care of everybody. You can't forget that you live in a world where everybody has to work together. It sounds kind of kum-ba-yah, but we realize there are people that don't have the privilege that we have to graduate college, to get a good job. We have that creativity and ingenuity and entrepreneurship to find a way to make it on our own. We might be a little discontent, disillusioned even, but we feel that we can do something about it. We want to reinvent that wheel.

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