What can you achieve in your 20s now except at a start-up maybe? It doesn't help that the boomers are a larger generation and are taking up all the senior spots at companies. It also doesn't help that partnership/senior tracks at large companies have stretched out longer and longer. And dating? Well, you get what you deserve on that front - if you consistently end up with douchebags and skanks, then you should look at the common factor involved in each relationship: you. Maybe men should start thinking in terms of not signing up with a company and instead strike out on their own. At someone else's company, you will always -- always-- be making money for someone else. Dreaming of that corner office or being able to put your boss's title on your own card one day is a waste of a human soul. To paraphrase Tony Soprano: we go around thinking the world owes us a fucking living. It doesn't.