For the most part, I’m a content person. But every so often, I have these days. Days that I spend fantasizing heavily about stuffing my pink duffel bag with a few essentials and taking the next flight out of JFK to a big European city. Paris? Barcelona? I’ll take it. I romanticize thoughts of sipping red wine on the streets of a historic city while crafting a New York Times Bestseller. Pretty much the Holy Grail for every young American writer, no? Well, my visions of splendor never last long. I know all too well that the grass is always greener.
Indeed, as it turns out, young adults in Western Europe are slightly less content with their lives compared with other millennials around the world. Telefonica’s Global Millennial Survey, released last week, found that 90% of Latin American millennials and 86% of US millennials feel at least somewhat satisfied with their lives. Some 83% of those Western Europe feel the same.