The notion that one can do anything is clearly liberating. But life without constraints has also proved a recipe for endless searching, endless questioning of aspirations. It has made this generation obsessed with self-development and determined, for as long as possible, to minimize personal commitments in order to maximize the options open to them. Eventually, they will be forced to realize that living is as much about closing possibilities as it is about creating them.
—Thomas Barlow, from The Financial Times article “Tribal Workers”