Do you think millennials have it harder now with student debt, unskilled low paying jobs, unemployment, underemployment, stress, anxiety, and depression,
The only thing that seems to be getting harder is the requirement of college degrees, which also drives up college prices.
I am a millenial and I don't understand what the hubub is. I get good grades, work hard at my job, and don't usually have to worry about money. I will worry about student loans after I get a job out of college. It is not as hard as they make it seem. They all have work little, play hard mentalities (which is why they like Bernie so much).
Not at all. Millennials are products of their own decisions.
You forgot to add on top of all of that, their crying and feeling sorry for themselves. I can’t imagine the struggles. Going to college and having to pay for it. Getting more than 1 job. The horror. Living with a room mate and not having your own apartment. Why even live?
Imagine being an adult during the Obummer economy and dealing with unemployment, underemployment, debt, ...
and not riding on your parents' health and car insurance, paying a rent/mortgage, getting the groceries...
Thank Goodness Trump won the election!
You just described the time period in which most millennials were job hunting. Before Trump.
Challenges are different but I don’t think it’s harder. I think it has become socially acceptable and even expected for people to complain or feel entitled now because most people think their voice is super important when maybe it isn’t all the time. Ok sure being able to become financially independent is tough now but so was being drafted during Vietnam or being a young person during the civil rights movement who was “outside the norm.” And when you think about the challenges pervious generations faced then this isn’t so bad. It’s now I think tougher for people to live within their means when social media is so in your face with trying to look good.
The big issue is student loans. I believe they should be forgiven, and never handed out again. Should be grants based on academic performance with the requirement of having a part time job. Also, high school preach about college too much
I agree to an extent. Yes, some colleges and universities are way expensive. But there are a huge number of kids going to college and exploring and then picking a major with no real career potential or potential for a job that doesn’t pay much. It’s ok to have a day job that you kind of are into but good at and then have other interests that you’re super passionate about but not get paid to do. Ie. it’s ok to major in accounting and become an accountant but then be passionate about learning about cultural anthropology and travel a lot when you aren’t working.
Challenges are different. They don’t have to worry about being drafted. They won’t die of the plague, smallpox or other cured diseases. Food and clothing is cheap and plentiful. Jobs are easy to find....there are over 6 million openings right now.
And add all that on to a group of oldies who constantly need to tell everyone else they had it harder, and that everything in their generation is better.
My parents told me that.
My mom still does!
Pretty much every generation has done that and will do that since the beginning of modern civilization.
I know, it’s just consistently annoying.
They have it easy and good
Every generation must face the crisis of crossing over into adulthood and it sucks.
Stats show larger debt, decreased life expectancy, later marriages, etc.
So factually yes, millenials are not as materially coddled as earlier generations in first world nations.
If I was my son I would have anxiety, depression and everything else you listed..he’s looking at close to a hundred grand in student loan debt..hopefully he becomes the doctor he’s always wanted to be..
Your son is doing something others aren’t always doing: hoping to be a doctor. There are others that spend $50000 a year to go to a top university to study in a field that at most ends up with a job that makes $30000 a year. I hope it works out for your son!
Yes. It’s a lot harder now than when I started out.
As a millenial, no I don't