Millennials: The Unluckiest Generation In Modern History?

Millennials: The Unluckiest Generation In Modern History?

Through bad luck, poor timing and worsening economic trends, millennials are turning into a lost generation. In this episode of Think Again, NBC News correspondent Andrew Stern talks to fellow millennials, sociologists and policy experts to break down how his generation finds itself on the brink of financial ruin.
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50 Comments

  1. TonY YnoT on May 2, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    At this point who is really set up for success? I make over 20k per month selling on Amazon but yet people are still content working for employers. Doesn’t matter when you were born because a lot of people younger than me barley have a savings and live at home or with 3 roommates. I find this video targets a certain demographic within a demographic. Only fools trust the system.

  2. Missus McGillicuddy on May 2, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Well, there’s always OnlyFans

  3. XENOLIT on May 2, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Well, by 2030, I see some good old french style purge on the horizon to have nature reassert itself. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

  4. Grg Dps on May 2, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    It has nothing to do with luck.. the Millennials are a bunch of lazy a-holes who are allergic to work and have nothing to offer

  5. John Case on May 2, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Shortly before my Grandpa retired at the factory he worked at since he got out of the Marines and shortly then after got shut down he said the starting wage was more good enough to make a living off of and after 5 years the pay was good enough you were set financially but now new employees start a few dollars above minimum wage and people that had been there for 10 to 15 years still found it hard to make ends meet. Kind of makes me sick when I remember my great grand parents and how they said going on vacation for them wasn’t a matter of money but how far they were willing to drive. As for me I live about a hour and a half from a national park but can’t afford to even go because I’m working 50 to 60 hours a week at $15 an hour and still have very little money after putting back for bills. A lot of the older generation say we are lazy and always looking for government handouts but forget their entire lives benefited from government handouts. Something they saw to take away from us. All we want is to be as financially secure as they were and not always having to fear missing one day of work could equal going hungry and becoming homeless. All the problems facing us is the fault of baby boomers. They took their easy life for granted, pretended they earned it from all that hard work they did, the same hard work if not harder work we are doing and made sure no one else had the type of lives they did. Gen X came into a quickly collapsing economy but since baby boomers still held most of the power made sure they couldn’t fix it.

  6. D Thrust on May 2, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    lol mannn millenials are just so depressing as somebody from gen z it feels like I’ve been born into the end times

  7. Thomas Jones on May 2, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Would have been nice if middle class white collar people in the 1970s-80s would have the same sympathy for working class America when they went through this. Most of these young people would have been yuppie Reagan supporters if they had been born a few decades earlier.

  8. Rebecca Knox on May 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Honestly never seen a more toxic, disrespectful whiney age group. Supply and demand, the workforce doesn’t need them in an age of cutbacks, come back in a dozen years when the rest of us retire and compete with your own kids for jobs, with their up to date educations and (hopefully) better attitudes. Until then yes I would like fries with that, thank you for asking.
    Biggest mistakes I find are: "it’s too soon" thinking, yes we get it, you’re not ready to deal with being adults never mind anything traumatic. The pop song "I don’t like mondays" came out quickly after the school shooting it was written about. Same with the song about the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
    All those phrases that start with "it’s just a…." yes we get it everything is "just a…" something you apparently don’t care about, job, game, school…life. If you really want respect, earn it and show some. Oh by the way when you think you’re insulting someone by calling them a boomer, they’re generally chuckling and proud to be one rather then one of you.
    I know there are some good ones out there but it is like dumpster diving for rare valuables, something not really worth looking for.

  9. Tor on May 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    It’s true, no other generation had it tough. Just this one. It’s so unfair.

  10. Shaliqua Smith on May 2, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    the moment i head "we’re the most diverse" as an argument for why we should perform higher i knew this was a load of garbage….

  11. Ben Raz on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Anyone know what the bg music is for the very begining? Thanks in advance!

  12. Malte. K . Persson on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    No I’m pretty sure that the Lost generation had it the worst. Imagine having to fight in 2 world wars.

  13. Darrell Davis on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    "My life is awful. Now, let me go tweet or post this; watch 5 hours of Netflix; and become TikTok famous." Yawn. "Oh, and later I’ll have food delivered via Uber Eats."

  14. Y2K Angel on May 2, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    The problem is, everyone is in debt. Not just ordinary people, but businesses, companies, organizations, and even the Governments around the Globe are in debt. Knowing this, it’s kind of hard to simply argue that things need to be cheaper and wages must be higher. Everything needs to be fixed, not just the economy. If you make more money available, that devalues currency, and drives inflation even higher.

  15. Matthew Bernard on May 2, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    This generation – across all economic classes- has had more material wealth, technology, knowledge, opportunity, access to critical health care, and (neo-colonialist) vacations to far away places….than any generation before it. It’s hard to even get through the first minute and a half of this piece, because of the self-pitying tone (from essentially extremely privileged Americans), and the invented narrative that this generation somehow has faced the most challenges and scarcity out of any American generation. (anyone heard of the World Wars, the Depression, the stagflation of the 1970s?, the 1800s? lol)

    We work far too much – considering our global economic status, and all the wealth this country has extracted from the world, and the continuing expansion of inequality here at home (billionaires and corporate balance sheets) – but we even have more free time than other generations: after all the work- we tend to choose TV and activities around buying and consuming more stuff.

    It’s crazy , the riches we squander.

  16. Patricia Vandevelde on May 2, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Don t marry don t have kids! I have none and just live for myself and my family!

  17. Sam on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    The media is lying though. Luck has nothing to do with it. Millennials were basically stabbed in the back, both by baby boomers and the establishment

  18. Shinigami117 S on May 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Even though the Democratic Party “talks” and “cares” about us, they lied too. We never got any benefit.

  19. DARK KING on May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    the weird thing is its not only in the usa its everywhere and spchilly for people born in the 80s

  20. Deon da greatest on May 2, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Add being black on top of that and you got yourself a real story

  21. Tadroid on May 2, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    What a crock of crap! My kids graduated from college over the past 4 years, and an Electrical Engineer, a ICU Nurse and an Orthopedic Doctor. They’re all making more than their parents already. Shut up and get to work. This ain’t the Antonine Plague! The generation of complainers.

  22. Sam on May 2, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Read "A Generation of Sociopaths" by Bruce Gibney. A lot of it comes down to how baby boomer set things up so that future generations couldn’t ever overtake them.

  23. Exploration: Random Destination on May 2, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Death to the global Cabal

  24. abbyhnormal on May 2, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    As an older millennial my retirement plan is suicide.

  25. Kim xx on May 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    FINALLY! I’m an African millennial and we couldn’t agree more! In Zimbabwean millennials not only lived through the effects of 9/11, 2008 recession, COVID etc…we were the generation going from a childhood in what was then the "bread basket of Africa" to suddenly lived through…the collapse/ destruction of our economy and infrastructure. We’re still living in that bleak existence.

    WE try…we hustle…the great majority are entrepreneurs…but our ya quality of life has been significantly ruined

  26. Themrversetti on May 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Hey guys, try to live in our post Soviet countries, and you will see that you much much wealthy than us! I’ve been living in US for 2 years and work in there and I know how easier to live in USA than in mostly countries, so stop complain, let’s get work! You are native speakers, you are know your mentality, you have to be do everything easier in your country, so next time just take a look for some immigrant who work in moving company, or in construction or in delivery, and only just try to imagine how hard he or she is (I’ve been in there!) so let’s go to work and try to find opportunities!!!

  27. Dagger on May 2, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Eat The Rich

  28. Brenly on May 2, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Iam a millennial and I see alot of us barely able to get ahead even with university degrees and good jobs houses are beyond expensive most are stuck some made it but most struggle

  29. Baroque_Cast on May 2, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I’ll take mean tweets over a s*** economy any day

  30. Tony B. on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Now we have the threat of WW3…
    We just got screwed.. But I feel bad for the generations after us..

  31. Michael Tammaro on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    The biggest PUSSYwillow generation EVER.
    Remember, if it WASN’T for the 18 YEAR OLD BOYS who stormed the Beaches of Normandy as an example, you wouldn’t be able to, as a giant 30 year old child PLAY ‘being a MAN’ on your PS5
    storming the Beaches of Normandy.

  32. Musa Haque on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    To me it seems like Millennials are the softest most sensitive generation that complain too much like the Boomers, while Gen X was the most badass and rebellious generation, and bein’ the parents of Gen Z, they also inhereted that edgy attitude from the way they was raised, which is way better since most SJW’s are the Millennials who coddle their children way too much.

  33. Delimon007 on May 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I love how they keep calling these recessions when they are clearly depressions lol

  34. jeez man relax on May 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    These comments are Gen X talking, no doubt. Gen Xr’s think that it was the individuals decision is the reason why they’re not getting jobs in the recession. Not the actual recession. Like how dumb can you be? Also as a photographer, I was making 80k a year before covid hit. And Gen X would still think its the individual, not covid. Smdh.

  35. G30!! B on May 2, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I started working in 2007 after college within a year the company I work for went under. I was just starting to climb the latter. Ever since then it’s been one job after another.

  36. Tuna Cat on May 2, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    F you boomers. We should have let Covid do it’s job and get rid of the worst generation ever. History will not be kind to you.

  37. Dagger on May 2, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    My mom was able to take care of me and my siblings while working as a waitress, now I can’t afford housing.

  38. Edens Water Is Life on May 2, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    The last gen will know what the first gen knew because we are waking to Mama’s Spirit is Nature in the earth and womb growing food and life from seed men plant. Not the Adam’s Apple in Mama’s womb. The forbidden one creating with man in the womb of many today who have been fooled. This soon will change

  39. Dave Fuller on May 2, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    When is our generation going to revolt?

  40. Low Tier Tactical on May 2, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Gen X was too smart to borrow money on something that may or may NOT work.

  41. Cody Simmons on May 2, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Boomer: I just bought my house for 90,000.
    Millennial: Did I just buy that house (from that Boomer) for 450,000?

    Boomer: Welp, my car just hit 300,000 miles, time to get a new one.
    Millennial: What do you mean my engine blew up? My car only has 80,000 miles on it?

    Boomer: I had to work a summer job to pay off my Bachelors Degree.
    Millennial: I worked as a cashier for 10 years to pay off my Associates Degree.

    Millennials are just cash cows for the previous generation and “our turn” is not coming anytime soon.

  42. Shaliqua Smith on May 2, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    as an MBA… this is stupid…..

  43. poncho power on May 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    At least we’re not a bunch of degenerates like gen z

  44. Dante on May 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I’m 28, making $60,000 per year and still can’t qualify for a mortgage. I’m starting to believe this unluckiest generation study…. Contrary to My grandparents having 6 kids a house, and 40 acres of land when they were my age in 1966 🤦‍♂️

  45. DRAGON DREAM on May 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    As someone in isolation, had to move back in with my parents, 29, you think its only you.
    Watching this has made me realized it’s our whole generation.
    We need to change the way we think and start living for ourselves.

  46. KUAROO on May 2, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    In general, the previous generations failed the new. Now we’re at the stage where ALMOST all we can do is hope that the new don’t fail themselves.

  47. Cameron Everhart on May 2, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    I just can’t stand the "lazy" millennial comments. Look I usually am annoyed by fellow millennials because they’re typically very left politically, continually following these left-wing politicians who are constantly telling us to utilize their services (college, funds) and then slamming them with debt, but I ALWAYS get the back of millennials whenever I hear a stupid comment about how millennials are lazy!!! UGH so frustrating. Almost all of my peers (you all) hands down the hardest workers I’ve ever seen. oh, you think video game streaming is LAZY!?! Dude’s staying up all night trying to give their customers top content, how is that lazy at all? Stay strong millennials, we in this together.

  48. Chuck Rudder on May 2, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Omg… that is all… omg.

  49. MinistryOfTruth on May 2, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Im early Gen X & I blame the most spoiled generation… boomers

  50. Davis Voelzke on May 2, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    cringe video

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