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Who'd be a Millennial?

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Re: Who'd be a Millennial?


Postby XFool » January 28th, 2018, 11:35 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:I wasn't sure where to post this. It's a bit serious for a pub board, but I find Polite Discussions somewhat heavy going, and in any event I'm not necessarily inviting a discussion - I just thought it was a brilliant summary of where the USA is today (and much of it applies equally to the UK) and particularly the contrast between the life that we Baby Boomers have had and what the Millennials have.
Be warned, it's a very long read, but I found it quite engrossing (though I felt the suggested remedies were a bit feeble). Incidentally, I found the best way to read it was to scroll down using the mouse wheel.

I am 35 years old—the oldest millennial, the first millennial—and for a decade now, I’ve been waiting for adulthood to kick in. My rent consumes nearly half my income, I haven’t had a steady job since Pluto was a planet and my savings are dwindling faster than the ice caps the baby boomers melted."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest and sympathy at that point.

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Re: Who'd be a Millennial?


Postby vrdiver » January 29th, 2018, 1:11 am

The US system does seem harsh when described as in the OP's article.

Our British Millenials don't feel too well treated either: I loved this particular "chat" where a Millenial whinging about how tough and different it is, is greeted with less than sympathy by Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo:

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