They feel like failures. Disillusioned, like a runner who trips out of the starting gate.
But many college graduates who've been forced by the worst job market in decades to move back home with Mom and Dad say they also feel, to their surprise, fortunate.
"I've learned to be so grateful," said Genevieve Isola, a University of California graduate who's living in her childhood bedroom in San Ramon and working in a clothing boutique, just as she did in high school.
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The article goes on for awhile, introducing us to many such people. Did none of them consider serving their country in the armed forces?