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(NBC News)   Millennials are the most stressed-out generation EVAR. Hopefully they'll get some kind of trophy for this   (vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line 159
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2013-02-08 09:32:09 AM
Just opening this link was enough to cause a stress induced migraine.
 
2013-02-08 09:32:53 AM
Good.  They can go stress the snow off my sidewalk for $5
 
2013-02-08 09:33:39 AM
In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit
 
2013-02-08 09:33:47 AM
Have fun kids!

/X-er.
//Get off my lawn.
 
2013-02-08 09:33:57 AM
It's because they're all special and unique snowflakes just like everyone else.
 
2013-02-08 09:34:47 AM
18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.
 
2013-02-08 09:35:12 AM
I want a trophy, too.
 
2013-02-08 09:36:28 AM
Nation of pussies.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:08 AM
Ha-ha.  Great headline submitter.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:26 AM
Well done, subby. Well done.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:53 AM
How are we sure that young people are really under as much stress as they say? To a certain extent, that doesn't really matter.
FTFA
 
2013-02-08 09:38:16 AM
It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.
 
2013-02-08 09:38:27 AM
Back in my day we had to connect our computers to a TV and only could get 16 colors on the screen at the same time, uphill, both ways.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-02-08 09:38:43 AM
Screw that.
I'm a-takin that trophy from you in the parking lot.
 
2013-02-08 09:39:18 AM

LDM90: In before people saying BS I don't believe it and when I was young and kids these days.

/snowflake crotchfruit


I just wanted to get in before the older generation whines about the generation they raised.

Hey, it wasn't the kids in those PTA meetings demanding everyone get a trophy.
 
2013-02-08 09:40:28 AM
FTA -

Most of these young people have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not very many jobs

There is your window of hope Republicans.  Wake up, idiots.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:11 AM
For one, the U.S. unemployment rate continues to creep higher

'continues'?
 
2013-02-08 09:42:20 AM
How would one know if they're the most stressed-out generation? They've been mostly dead for almost 1,000 years.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:29 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.

Aye, this is the dumbest lumping together of multiple generations I have ever seen. So someone born in 1979 is now considered a "Millenial"? Uh...no.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:37 AM
It stresses me out having the realization that they used to write these articles about us.  (Gen-X).
 
2013-02-08 09:43:54 AM
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Trophy.
 
2013-02-08 09:44:58 AM
As a Gen Xer, I am old enough to have had grandparents who were in their teens and twenties during the Great Depression.  I remember the stories they told me.  My grandparents are all dead, so I invite the Millenials to bite my ass instead.
 
2013-02-08 09:47:54 AM

cchris_39: FTA -

Most of these young people have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not very many jobs

There is your window of hope Republicans.  Wake up, idiots.


It not all so bad. When they do get a job, now they get the workload of 3 or 4 people used to have and told to suck it up or they will be fired. All the same time they have had their salaries slashed, benefits cut to the bare minimum and treated like shiat by the company because then they can make an extra 1/4% profit on the next quarter.

Gen X and their parents screwed the pooches plenty here too. Of course now they are all scared because the people who will take care off them in retirement are all broke and been kicked in the dust by them and it is unlikely there will be another 1918 Spanish flu to sort out the job figures.
 
2013-02-08 09:48:10 AM
Well, I can't say I'm particularly stressed, life has been pretty great so far actually. Key things for my stress free life:

1.) smoke herb everyday
2.) work that ass out and eat a healthy diet
3.) stay off facebook, except for the occasional "I'm alive" update
4.) marry your sexy best friend and have lots of sexy times together
5.) no kids
6.) pay yo damn bills
7.) surround yourself with intelligent and funny people; gleefully shun douchebags and drama queens.
8.) drink only in social situations
9.) don't put too much stock in what everyone/pop culture/religion says you should be doing
10.) call your parents regularly; they love you, and  they want to see you succeed/be happy.
 
2013-02-08 09:48:36 AM
As a Gen Xer, I'd like to point out that I don't care.  Also, I feel stupid and contagious.
 
2013-02-08 09:49:54 AM
FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.
 
2013-02-08 09:51:11 AM
Ah, yes. Let's continue expecting younger generations to work harder, get more education, carry more debt, and do more with less than what every generation before them had.

It's a SWELL economic model that's working out great!
 
2013-02-08 09:51:37 AM
I've been stressed since school too, what with being forced to put up with work everyday.
 
2013-02-08 09:52:45 AM

FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.


On the flip side of that, it's almost as though they have been placed in a nearly untenable economic situation after being fed a bunch of lies about the value of a college degree by older generations.

/I'm not disagreeing that a lot of millennials are unprepared, but no one can deny that they've been thrust into a fairly shiatty set of circumstances
 
2013-02-08 09:53:02 AM
The world is farked, we're all connected enough to intimately know it, it's our job to fix it, and everyone else thinks we're ungrateful for the gift they've given us.

No stress there.
 
2013-02-08 09:53:30 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


THIS
 
2013-02-08 09:53:42 AM
I'm Gen-X, and I'm not stressed. Of course, that's because I got a divorce, quit my job working for an ethically-challenged company, and moved away from the cities that got on my nerves. I'm also very in love, which helps a lot.

Stress is self-inflicted. You can always walk away. If you're working yourself into a frenzy and overloading yourself, that's on you. If you're surrounded by assholes, that's also on you. You're a sovereign human being; Just leave if you're  oh so stressed.

Yes, you  can just quit, drop out, leave, walk away, ignore the idiots, shed the fools, and avoid stressful people, places, and situations.

Another thing I'd suggest: Stop watching the news and paying attention to politics unless it's something really big. If we're invaded or if a hurricane's coming, then sure, watch the news. Otherwise, all the news can do for you is make you feel worse about the world you live in. Avoid that crap. It's brain-poison.

I'll say it again: Stress is self-inflicted. You  always have a choice, unless you're an actual prisoner.
 
2013-02-08 09:53:48 AM

Drexl's Eye: As a Gen Xer, I'd like to point out that I don't care.  Also, I feel stupid and contagious.


Gen X - Here we are, now entertain us!
 
2013-02-08 09:56:23 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


There is no official designation for each generation but I've seen 1961-1981 for Generation X more than anything else so might as well go with that.
 
Zel
2013-02-08 09:56:39 AM
Perceived stress is very high in those sensitive to it. Like how a small cut will cause a child to scream, imperfections in life are always hard on twenty-somethings.
 
2013-02-08 09:56:57 AM
Born in 1980. Am I Gen X or Gen Y? So confused...

And is a "Millennial" the same thing as Gen Y or after Gen Y?

/ stupid generalizations, anyway...
 
2013-02-08 09:58:36 AM

limeyfellow: It not all so bad. When they do get a job, now they get the workload of 3 or 4 people used to have and told to suck it up or they will be fired. All the same time they have had their salaries slashed, benefits cut to the bare minimum and treated like shiat by the company because then they can make an extra 1/4% profit on the next quarter.


My workload is reasonable, but I've been a "temp" for over two years now. My hourly rate is in the range (low end) of my other co-workers but I have no benefits. I get healthcare through my wife but I get no vacation, holiday, or sick time.
 
2013-02-08 09:59:04 AM

theurge14: It stresses me out having the realization that they used to write these articles about us.  (Gen-X).


Damned kids probably just plagiarized them.
 
2013-02-08 10:00:35 AM

Pick13: FTFA:  So-called "Millennials," defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34

I was born in 1979 and now I'm being called a Millennial? My life has been turned upside down this Friday morning.


This is from Wikipedia, and it's been this way for a while:

Generation Y, also called Millennials, describes the generation following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends. Commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the latter 1970s or from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
 
2013-02-08 10:00:56 AM

vudukungfu: Nation of pussies.


It hurts my feeling that you called me names. We should sit and discuss our differences and maybe find out that we agree more than we disagree. Hug?
 
2013-02-08 10:01:08 AM
I guess the reality that not everybody gets a trophy in real life is too hard to bear.
 
2013-02-08 10:02:22 AM
Wait, twenty somethings are more stressed than older adults that have had time to adapt and stop caring? I'm shocked!

/they'll get over it
//ten years from now we will hear how the Bieber generation is the most stressed.
 
2013-02-08 10:03:35 AM
I don't think the amount of stress has changed just the capabilities for dealing with stress were not stressed during the education process.  Parents with the means to take care of their childrens' problems without the child actually having to deal with that problem will most likely do that.  The baby-boomer generation has produced the largest amount of parents capable of dealing with their offsprings' problems for them.  With that, you get this.  The more you help someone, the less likely they are to choose to help themselves first.

Babying children keeps them babies.

This world is rough and if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough

Just name your sons Sue.
 
2013-02-08 10:05:18 AM

HMS_Blinkin: FarknGroovn: It's almost as though they are emotionally unprepared for the real world.  Imagine that.

On the flip side of that, it's almost as though they have been placed in a nearly untenable economic situation after being fed a bunch of lies about the value of a college degree by older generations.

/I'm not disagreeing that a lot of millennials are unprepared, but no one can deny that they've been thrust into a fairly shiatty set of circumstances


I know people who went to college for what was highly recommended at the time, and walk out to no jobs and basically have to start all over.  I think that massive debt being a given, is fairly unique to younger people of this generation.  Many jobs require extreme specialization, and that locks you out of other options.

I consider myself lucky to have gotten a job about 6 months after graduating.  If I was just graduating today, I'd be screwed.
 
2013-02-08 10:06:23 AM

I would show this article to my father, but I'm afraid the ensuing laughing fit might kill him.

Born in the 1920's, his father died a few years after he was born. His mother raised 3 kids by herself in poverty through the depression.

After that Norman Rockwell childhood, he took accelerated courses so he could graduate high school at 17 and go off to war. No senior year of high school, no proms or any of that good stuff.

So for my father, and all the guys like him, let me say to all you little stressed out snowflakes:

FARK YOU, PUSSIES!
 
2013-02-08 10:06:29 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: 18-34?? Screw you, you can't lump me in with those 18-21 year old morons.


Now, now. Don't let it stress you out.
 
2013-02-08 10:07:14 AM
A generation that by and large was never taught to deal with stress or failure and raised as snowflakes can't deal with the real world? Surprise! I work at a University where we have student workers, many of whom have never dealt with the real world before. We watch them meltdown as they discover that having their mother call in for them is /not/ an excusable absence!

It is such a problem that we have a special ceremony in the fall just to separate the parents from the students so that the students can start to deal with the real world all by themselves. I have heard from people that the military and similar institutions have the same problems.

I'm all for not going back to whippings and other such things that used to be common, but the raising of snowflakes has /got/ to stop. Your not doing your kids any favors by raising a snowflake, your actually doing long terms psychological damage.

/rant off
 
2013-02-08 10:10:35 AM
They don't need a trophy.  Just give them a new diagnosis and a prescription.
 
2013-02-08 10:12:23 AM
it's the end of the world and i feel fine

/gen x

srsly though i do feel bad for the mills since they will inherit the worst part of the clusterfark left behind by the boomers, and i'm afraid gen x isn't going to be able to (nor care) about softening that blow

hang on to your panties, it's going to be a wild ride

//good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2013-02-08 10:15:23 AM
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