An recent article from Wait But Why titled Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy blames young professionals for being unhappy because their expectations are too high; they believe themselves special.
each individual [Generation Y Yuppie] thinks that he or she is destined for something even better
Lucy's extreme ambition, coupled with the arrogance that comes along with being a bit deluded about one's own self-worth, has left her with huge expectations for even the early years out of college. And her reality pales in comparison to those expectations, leaving her "reality - expectations" happy score coming out at a negative.
The anonymous author fails to demonstrate that this is the true cause of the unhappiness of Generation Y in their working life, but more importantly, fails to demonstrate that the young adults in Generation Y are any less happy with their place in the workforce than the young adults in Generation X, Baby Boomers, in the Depression Era, or any other demographic age groups you might fail to clearly define.
Which leads to my question:
Are Generation Y members any less happy than previous generations at the same age?