#495

joey
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@gutted I agree, but to suggest millennials are having it tougher than previous generations and are coping admirably as @joey suggest is just laughable. All generations have different challenges and all cope as best they possibly can. In the 70/80s there were very very few who were doing well at all, the majority suffered for a variety of reasons.

@bob You are perfectly correct, All generations have different challenges, I would argue that the baby boomer had significantly smaller challenges than the millennials will have. By the time they were 18-20 national debt was 45%, they had the demographics in their favour, their parents had won the war and rebuilt peace, and relative economic equality.

Sure it wasn’t always rosy, as you say in the U.K. in the 70s/80s it wasn’t always easy but for a large part they were self inflicted problems. Which ties back to what I said about a generation of naive optimists who did not plan and thought everything would always be fine.

The millennials, however, will start with global warning, demographic forces not in their favour, very high levels of national debt, and victiruan levels of economic inequality. All problems they had nothing to with and that THEY will have to fix.

ho, and cherry on the cake, in the U.K., their elders have managed to get them out of the EU and deprived them of the opportunity to live and work freely in Europe. Nice gift !

No wonder that in all the surveys they are more worried than their parents about the future, study harder, drink less, take less drugs etc etc…

So yes I’m particularly impresssed by this new generation and frankly they will need to be impressive because we are leaving them a big bowl of shite.