Gen Z’s Nobody Status Is Now Predestined.

Jessicah Lahitou
11 min readSep 7, 2022
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Politics and pills will be the only outlet left for millions of young Americans who have been tallied up—from the Ivy League to the annals of Pitchfork—and found wanting.

Perhaps you were a fan of Matchbox 20 back in their late-90s heyday. Plenty of company in that boat — the band’s debut album Yourself or Someone Like You sold a cool 12 million copies after its 1996 release. With that…

Jessicah Lahitou

Writer on Education, Politics, and Pop Culture. I stan all things Marilynne Robinson, and I’m still here for Saul Bellow.