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originally posted by: The2Billies
I am now double vaccinated and went to a party last weekend with a group of millennials. It was outdoors and everyone stayed at least 6 feet apart.
Before COVID this same group was outgoing, laughing and had lively discussions. They freely discussed the events of the day, verbally jousting with good humor. All in all, their parties were lively and fun.
This time? It was so sad and so pathetic.
They watched every word carefully and watched people's reactions carefully to what they said and adjusted accordingly. They sidestepped issues and topics they never would have 18 months ago. They actually seemed afraid to be open and have lively discussions on things they would have engaged in 18 months ago.
They all seemed so sad and depressed. The kids ran around and laughed and had a good time, but overall the millennials seemed quietly despairing and depressed.
They talked wistfully about "real life", before COVID, and the things they used to be able to do but can no longer.
They all seemed to agree that the restrictions on their lives may never end and the government will probably keep a tight lid on the population from now on since it has done so successfully for the past 18 months.
It was one of the most depressing parties I have ever been to. I saw in what are well educated and highly successful millennials a quiet despair, depression, and fear of anyone who doesn't agree with them 100%.
They were truly clearly terrified to say anything that even might be considered offensive by anyone at all, to a ridiculous and very fear driven level.
COVID lockdowns, political correctness and the cancel culture have destroyed the confidence and soul of the millennials.
I don't foresee this generation ever recovering and forever living like the downtrodden and oppressed Chinese citizens, fearful, isolated, mentally depressed and soul crushed.
Just as I don't foresee their children ever recovering from a year of lost education as online education was terrible. The enforced isolation and lack of physical activity for the children was also destructive and detrimental to their mental and physical health. The children have a better chance of recovering mental health wise than their parents but I don't think they will recover educationally or get as involved in physical activity as they would have pre-COVID.
I think that millennials will be as negatively affected by the past 18 months, lockdowns, political correctness run amok, and the cancel culture of total annihilation of anyone not "woke", as the depression young adults were, who were forever traumatized by the 1930's.
That’s a horrible take, not all of us are bad will our money. It would be nice if they didn’t keep stacking the decks for themselves while screwing the little guys, but it’s really not hard to save money, it requires being aware of ones actions.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: The2Billies
A lot of millennials have learned that money has become virtually useless, and financial responsibility is a joke.
And that our generation has become forgotten.
Again, that’s a pretty poor take. There are houses for sale all over the nation for 100k. Work a full time job and didn’t bury yourself with 80 grand of credit card debt like many of my peers who talk like you? You can get a mortgage and pay off that house.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Rob808
My point was that even when we do save its a useless endeavor. The housing and labor market has proven that.
On top of that inflation eats away at our investments.
The old ways of living in a western society are over.