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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 8:53 p.m. PST


"A majority (58 percent) of Millennials feel that life is more stressful now than ever before, according to a new survey.

In addition, one-third of Millennials believe their lives are more stressful than the average person's, according to the survey by OnePoll on behalf of Endoca, a CBD oil company.

For Millennials, the source of tension is typically a myriad of small stressors phone batteries dying, being stuck in traffic or long waits for appointments that add up to big anxiety over time, according to the survey of 2,000 Americans ages 22-37…."


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Cannot speak for the "Americans"… but at my earlest 20 my biggest worries wer to finish my studies, getting a good job (better thatn the one I had), pleasing my parents, living in a good home… etc.


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 2:21 a.m. PST

Sounds right. Seems to be a self absorbed group. I watch them walk around with their "phones" seemingly surgically implanted to their hands ignoring the real world around them for the "cyber" world of social (?) media.

coopman20 Mar 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

How could these people possibly serve in the military, much less in actual combat? They can't even cope with everyday normal civilian life!

athun2520 Mar 2019 5:39 a.m. PST

That's why we call them 'snowflakes'. They would crumble under real issues like, I don't know, world war, economic depression, the draft, etc…..

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 6:17 a.m. PST

Ah, the eternal complaint of the old about the young.

Remember the "Me Generation?" Much the same was said about them…

I'm sure the ancient Romans said as much about their youth…

Garand20 Mar 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

Get off mah lawn!


Stryderg20 Mar 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

They just have not learned the famous saying:
"Don't sweat the small stuff"

They will, and when they do, they'll be saying the same about their kids.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

I am a university professor and have both Millennials and members of generation Z as students. Many of them work 20 to 40 hours a week to help pay for their tuition and still find time to be prepared for class. In addition a few of the older Millennials have participated in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Even members of the greatest generation were dismissed as decadent, jazz-addicted dilettantes by our enemies prior to being called to action in World War II.

rmaker20 Mar 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Consider the source. Given the Daily Mail's track record, it wouldn't surprise me if no poll was ever actually taken, and even if it was, 2000 is an invalidly small sample, given the size of the base population. A great example of why people trust the news media less every day.

Aethelflaeda was framed20 Mar 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

More straw men to blow down. Surely we should not equate their stressor issues as being as nearly as grave as playing with a guy who used the wrong colour of piping on his jaegers as well as flocking that was more woodland than desert?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 11:25 a.m. PST



Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 7:30 p.m. PST

Didn't Hitler think "Americans wouldn't fight?"
The great generation!!

Patrick R21 Mar 2019 2:36 a.m. PST

I'm willing to bet they made a list of minor inconveniences and asked people to pick their pet peeves and then presented it as proof that they are only concerned about their luxury

Post Millennials are the most educated generation of Americans so far, they are also the most productive and put in more work hours than ever before.

They are also a generation that is now making less in comparative dollars than their forebearers, a college graduate in some cases now makes less than somebody who worked on the assembly line in 1960. They also face the highest levels of student debt, and their cost of living is very high, especially in cities with high employment demands and matching rent cost, you find people in high-end jobs who have to share a tiny apartment with one or more people just to make rent. Even more remarkably increasing numbers of college graduates in high demand fields like IT end up having to do two jobs to make ends meet. College graduates are now working on a temp basis whereas their parents would have been hired and some are temps into their thirties only to be accused to be job-hoppers or "unsettled" when they go for a permanent job. They are becoming a generation of people who live from paycheck to paycheck without a chance to save a buck, little or no job security and some projections indicated that in a decade or two a majority of college graduates will no longer make enough to be considered "middle class".

Parent and in some cases grandparent and other relative's collateral is now needed to buy a car, let alone a house. Credit rating for Post Millennials is extremely poor because they have been hit by the 2008 crisis, negatively affecting their rating. Alarms go off when somebody under 35 walks into a bank.

Many companies are noticing that their average client age is now shifting into the 50's and older and it's not just an image problem, people can't afford certain things in the same way people who got their start in the 80's and 90's now can. Vacations, motorcycles, hobbies, sports see a dip in people below a certain age. TV channels are now shifting commercials towards an older crowd where the money is.

These issues were announced several decades ago, but one generation decided to mortgage the other so they could continue to enjoy the lifestyle and perks they felt entitled to. Avocado on toast is not the pinnacle of decadence for an idle generation, it's the only luxury some can afford.

The US can now undercut China in many cases. The race to the bottom has never improved anything but the bottom line.

It's expected that 65-70% of jobs in the next few years will require at least a college degree and student loans are set to increase up to a quarter in the same time. At a time where taxes are considered radioactive by politicians and education budgets are being reduced year by year, it's only logical that banks see an opportunity to profit from a necessary evil …

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 6:35 a.m. PST

I'm willing to bet they made a list of minor inconveniences and asked people to pick their pet peeves and then presented it as proof that they are only concerned about their luxury

The research was done by a company that sells non-prescription stress management substances.

I think a lot of people are reading a lot into a sales push that was intended to have millennials identify with a large of group that have similar concerns, which just coincidentally could be solved by buying our product.

We sell OTC stress relief. Our research indicates you might have stress.

Legion 421 Mar 2019 8:01 a.m. PST

Special isn't the word that comes to mind and I would use … And I agree with some of the comments already posted here … E.g generally Millennials = snowflake, etc., etc., …

In addition a few of the older Millennials have participated in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.
But that is a very small percentage of the Millennials. They are very much the exception. And I laud them volunteering to join, etc.,.

Most e.g. @ 70-75% of US military age population could Not pass the written test, the physical, drug screening, criminal background check, psych eval, etc., …

Garand21 Mar 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

Well said Patrick R.

It's very easy to get into a "kids these days!" type rant. "Those millenials! Amirite?" But of course every generation has complained about the "kids these days!" The third most common element in the universe is old fogies complaining about the succeeding generations.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 11:55 a.m. PST



von Schwartz21 Mar 2019 7:27 p.m. PST

Patrick R made the comment that post millennials are the most educated generation. Let's not confuse well educated with being intelligent. Some of the most highly educated PhDs that I know are also some of the dumbest SoBs that I know. I knew quite a few college professors and similar academics. I lived in St. Paul MN, within 4 miles of the U of M and about 4-6 other liberal arts colleges. About 1/2 of my neighbors were profs or similar. Had trouble tying their shoes without a government grant.

Legion 422 Mar 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

Very good points von Schwartz ! But I am just an old former Army Grunt officer. I do have 2 business degrees. But certainly don't consider myself that intelligent. old fart

I'm far from an academic or intellectual ! Just old, bitter, jaded and awaiting death ! LOL ! evil grin

Aethelflaeda was framed22 Mar 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

As an old artillery officer, I am inclined to agree with Legion 4's self appraisal. 😉

von Schwartz22 Mar 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

The fact that you ARE still alive and have been coping with, surviving, and, dare I say, thriving in todays world attests to your intelligence. Real intelligence combines basic book learning with common sense, personal experience, and a certain sense of right and wrong. I don't know you all that well but I would imagine that you are not wandering about sweating about how long your cell phone or laptop batteries are gonna last or complaining that the WiFi is slow, or forgetting one of the far too many passwords that are required in todays world, or even actually worrying regularly that you are gonna lose your wallet? You have other priorities probably the first on that list would be something like "Family".
Am I right?

BTW old, bitter, jaded, and awaiting death? Welcome to MY world! Well maybe not the awaiting death bit, that too however will come.
As the old saying goes,

"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive."

Legion 423 Mar 2019 7:28 a.m. PST

Aethelflaeda was framed
+1 evil grin

"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive."
I'll have to agree with that, von Schwartz … old fart

Covert Walrus27 Apr 2019 3:05 a.m. PST

Patrick R, the most educated generation ever?
You ARE talking about the age group that revived Flat Earth Theory, aren't you?

von Schwartz27 Apr 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. Real Rhodes Scholars that lot.

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