Disappearing Role Models

from When Do They Serve The Wine?

It’s a tough time for graduates. There are no jobs. Well, maybe a few.  But if I remember correctly, at 22 not only is it hard to find a job, it is hard even to know who you are. And particularly now, because youth is bombarded with so many options, so much media. If your role models tend to be from pop culture, they come and go in an instant. Want to be another Miley Cyrus? Oops, she is so yesterday.  Best stick to emulating icons that stick around. Like Cher.


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men, http://www.narrativemagazine.com/store/book/women-men
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