Sumary of Bridie Jabour twice looked death in the eye. Here's what she learnt:
- ‘Out of nowhere’ events wake you up to the worldShortly before the pandemic began, Jabour witnessed her young son having a seizure “out of nowhere”.
- (Supplied: Bridie Jabour)The terrifying event changed Jabour’s way of thinking – as did another shocking experience.
- More recently, she, her husband and their two young children were travelling on a highway when a truck hit their car, causing it to roll three times.
- After their car rolled, Jabour, her husband and their two young sons emerged largely unharmed.
- (Supplied: Bridie Jabour)A ‘universal existential crisis’Jabour believes many of her fellow millennials are crying out for similar clarity.
- Read moreIn researching her book on the topic, Trivial Grievances, Jabour, who is also opinion editor at Guardian Australia, interviewed experts including psychologists, demographers and philosophers to discuss the challenges facing Australians in their 30s.
- The experts overwhelmingly agreed that, over roughly the last two decades, “we have all lived through one of the biggest social upheavals that has ever happened in such a short amount of time”, Jabour says.
- She believes that grappling with all of this, while simultaneously facing issues like increasing work and housing insecurity, has prompted millennials to experience a “universal existential crisis”.