Let’s Mock Millennials’ Stress List

 

A CBD oil manufacturer ran a survey of what stresses out Millennials. It seems that Gen-Y thinks that 2019 is most stressful time in human history. I think it is important for other generations to mock them and make their own lists. I’ll aggregate responses in the OP.

The Millennial (Gen-Y) stress list:

1. Losing wallet/credit card
2. Arguing with partner
3. Commute/traffic delays
4. Losing phone
5. Arriving late to work
6. Slow WiFi
7. Phone battery dying
8. Forgetting passwords
9. Credit card fraud
10. Forgetting phone charger
11. Losing/misplacing keys
12. Paying bills
13. Job interviews
14. Phone screen breaking
15. Credit card bills
16. Check engine light coming on
17. School loan payments
18. Job security
19. Choosing what to wear
20. Washing dishes
+  Endless war
+  Debt/GDP ratio >1
+  College credential not worth the debt as promised

The Gen-X stress list:

  • Nuclear war
  • Tornadoes
  • Power outage/blizzard
  • Starving kids in China
  • Cigarettes/secondhand smoke
  • Desegregation
  • Muggings
  • Degree technical obsolescence
  • Dot-com bust *and* great recession

The Boomer stress list:

  • Polio
  • Smallpox
  • Nuclear war
  • Tornadoes
  • Segregation
  • Race riots
  • Career technical obsolescence

Greatest Generation stress list

  • The Great Depression
  • 60 million violent deaths between 1939 and 1945

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  1. Miffed White Male Member
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    Greatest Generation stress list

    •  The Great Depression
    • 60 Million violent deaths between 1939 and 1945.

     

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  2. Miffed White Male Member
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    Stress list for most of the human population of the world through most of time:

    *Not dying of starvation.

    *Not dying of disease.

     

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  3. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    DonG:

    The Gen-X Stress list:

    • Seeing all your training in analog media technology made obsolete within two years of graduating from university.

     

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  4. tigerlily Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Stress list for most of the human population of the world through most of time:

    *Not dying of starvation.

    *Not dying of disease.

     

    Yep. Although I think I’d add – Not dying a violent death.

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  5. CJ Inactive
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    Millennial Stresses:

    • National Debt obligations foisted on them by the Boomers
    • Warfare/Welfare State voted in by the Boomers
    • Crushing student debt for useless degrees designed and taught by Boomers
    • Lack of life skills and basic morality not passed down from the Boomers

     

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  6. Hoyacon Member
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    CJ (View Comment):

    Millennial Stresses:

    • National Debt obligations foisted on them by the Boomers
    • Warfare/Welfare State voted in by the Boomers
    • Crushing student debt for useless degrees designed and taught by Boomers
    • Lack of life skills and basic morality not passed down from the Boomers

    You forgot:    How to blame the Boomers

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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    CJ (View Comment):

    Millennial Stresses:

    • National Debt obligations foisted on them by the Boomers
    • Warfare/Welfare State voted in by the Boomers
    • Crushing student debt for useless degrees designed and taught by Boomers
    • Lack of life skills and basic morality not passed down from the Boomers

     

    #’s 1, 2 & 4 don’t seem to bother them at all (as a group), so probably don’t even count as stressors.

    #3 is their own fault for being dumb enough to take out those loans to get useless degrees.  Nobody’s forcing them to get “studies” degrees.

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  8. CJ Inactive
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    You forgot: How to blame the Boomers

    That is certainly one life skill the Boomers don’t want them to learn!

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  9. CJ Inactive
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    #3 is their own fault for being dumb enough to take out those loans to get useless degrees. Nobody’s forcing them to get “studies” degrees.

    Sure, they bear some responsibility, but these are 17 and 18-year-olds we’re talking about, whose parents dumped them in government schools, where they were subjected to years of intense propaganda.

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  10. Miffed White Male Member
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    CJ (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    #3 is their own fault for being dumb enough to take out those loans to get useless degrees. Nobody’s forcing them to get “studies” degrees.

    Sure, they bear some responsibility, but these are 17 and 18-year-olds we’re talking about, whose parents dumped them in government schools, where they were subjected to years of intense propaganda.

    Always blaming the parents.  That’s so millennial…

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  11. Valiuth Inactive
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    Seems like Millenials have rather down to earth concerns. Signifying a well balanced and focused life. While Boomers worry about things way beyond their control. 

    But why all the fighting between noble Millenials and lazy Boomers. The real enemy is the Greatest Generation. They created the modern welfare state and failed to raise their Boomer kids properly. And the WWI generation gave us the Soviet Union and the Nazis, talk about losers, they also created the Great Depression. 

    Worst things Millenials have done is make avocado toast a thing? Clearly as you go back in time people get worse. Lord knows what kind of inbred degenerates existed in generation zero.  

     

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  12. Joshua Bissey Coolidge
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    CJ (View Comment):

    Millennial Stresses:

    • National Debt obligations foisted on them by the Boomers
    • Warfare/Welfare State voted in by the Boomers
    • Crushing student debt for useless degrees designed and taught by Boomers
    • Lack of life skills and basic morality not passed down from the Boomers

     

    We all realize the Greatest Generation had a lot to do with number 2, and probably number 1 as well, yes?

    ‘Course, the Boomers were raised by the Greatest Generation…

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  13. Hoyacon Member
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    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials.  With all of their concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

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  14. Miffed White Male Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Seems like Millenials have rather down to earth concerns. Signifying a well balanced and focused life. While Boomers worry about things way beyond their control.

    But why all the fighting between noble Millenials and lazy Boomers. The real enemy is the Greatest Generation. They created the modern welfare state and failed to raise their Boomer kids properly. And the WWI generation gave us the Soviet Union and the Nazis, talk about losers, they also created the Great Depression.

    Worst things Millenials have done is make avocado toast a thing? Clearly as you go back in time people get worse. Lord knows what kind of inbred degenerates existed in generation zero.

     

    No, the worst thing the millennial do is whine about how tough they have it.

    A couple weeks ago my 9-year-old was whining about how his life sucked (after I asked/told him to do something he didn’t want to do).  I sat him down, pointed out that he lived *quite*well, thank you very much, and if I ever heard him say that to me again I was going to give away all of his toys and games and he’d spend a couple weeks with me doing volunteer work at a shelter for kids who actually do have rough lives.

     

     

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  15. Valiuth Inactive
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    No, the worst thing the millennial do is whine about how tough they have it.

    A couple weeks ago my 9-year-old was whining about how his life sucked (after I asked/told him to do something he didn’t want to do). I sat him down, pointed out that he lived *quite*well, thank you very much, and if I ever heard him say that to me again I was going to give away all of his toys and games and he’d spend a couple weeks with me doing volunteer work at a shelter for kids who actually do have rough lives.

    I think your son would be Generation Z, is what I hear Post Millenials being called. Which is a bad sign. Being named after a letter. Just look at Gen X’ers. The middle children of history.

    It is true tough we millenials are a whiny bunch. But what are you going to do ground us? You’re not my our real dad.

    Man I can’t wait for whatever we call the children of Gen Y because then all of us Mellenials will be complaining about how easy they have it compared to us, when we had to take an Uber up hill both ways to get to school. And they just get hynolessons in their sleep from their integrated AI support chips. 

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  16. The Great Adventure! Inactive
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials. With all of the concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

    I tend to dismiss pretty much everything I read/hear/see about how terrible the Millennials are.  I have 2 kids that fall into that category (aged 29 and 25) and they’re both hard working, down to earth, reasonable people.  My son is perhaps more conservative than me, my daughter lines up with me politically.  I’ve met many of their friends in their age groups and think the vast majority of them are great people.  There’s a couple of them that have alcohol problems – just like my contemporaries.  There’s some of them that turned out to be deadbeats after they got out of high school.  Just like my contemporaries.  Some of their music annoys me, but not as much as the music I listened to annoyed my parents.  And some if it is great!  My daughter is engaged to a Millennial who I’m proud to welcome into the family. 

    We’re preparing to go on a big family vacation – there will be my wife and I with 5 Millennials.  I can’t freakin wait!

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  17. Vance Richards Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    A couple weeks ago my 9-year-old was whining about how his life sucked (after I asked/told him to do something he didn’t want to do). I sat him down, pointed out that he lived *quite*well, thank you very much, and if I ever heard him say that to me again I was going to give away all of his toys and games and he’d spend a couple weeks with me doing volunteer work at a shelter for kids who actually do have rough lives.

    Yeah, I sometimes find myself threatening the kids with a missions trip to a Third World country. I’m not sure that “threatening … a missions trip” is really in the true spirit of evangelism, but they need to see just how good the have it.

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  18. Hank Rhody, Meddling Cowpoke Contributor
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    @HankRhody

    Things I worry about:

    • People expecting me to know and perform Hank’s part in Rapper’s Delight
    • Coworkers dropping in to make idle chit-chat
    • Velociraptor attacks
    • Coworkers realizing how much time I spend on Ricochet
    • SPACE MADNESS!!
    • @JasonRudert
    • A slow, inevitable descent into despair. Also poodles.
    • Arguing with people on Ricochet who know so much more about the subject matter than I do.
    • Arguing with people on Ricochet who are so much more willing to keep arguing than I am.
    • Making sure my lists end on a good number.
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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    Look at how many “stresses” are related to smartphones.

    One of Rush’s callers pointed out “climate change” did not make the list . . .

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  20. Hank Rhody, Meddling Cowpoke Contributor
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Look at how many “stresses” are related to smartphones.

    One of Rush’s callers pointed out “climate change” did not make the list . . .

    I had my phone’s contact list blank out about a month ago. Plenty of people on it who I don’t have contact information anymore. My cousin? Sure; I can ask other family members for it. That cute girl I met at the game store? That’s more difficult. And I don’t live my life on my phone, I use it strictly for communicating, none of that ApplePay nonsense or what have you.

    I’d wager if the list for previous generations included what they’d worry about right now that losing cellphones would rank above nuclear war.

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  21. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Mental suffering is much harder to see than material suffering and much more easy to mock but it is real. The increases in cutting among girls and suicide among boys are nothing to laugh at. I understand and empathize with the basic message. 

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  22. Hoyacon Member
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    Hank Rhody, Meddling Cowpoke (View Comment):

    Things I worry about:

    • Arguing with people on Ricochet who are so much more willing to keep arguing than I am.

    Oh Yeah!  Who says?

     

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  23. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Mental suffering is much harder to see than material suffering and much more easy to mock but it is real. The increases in cutting among girls and suicide among boys are nothing to laugh at. I understand and empathize with the basic message.

    Louis C.K. did his “Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy” bit over a decade ago.

    I wonder if he still thinks everything’s amazing.

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  24. TBA Coolidge
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    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials. With all of the concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

    I tend to dismiss pretty much everything I read/hear/see about how terrible the Millennials are. I have 2 kids that fall into that category (aged 29 and 25) and they’re both hard working, down to earth, reasonable people. My son is perhaps more conservative than me, my daughter lines up with me politically. I’ve met many of their friends in their age groups and think the vast majority of them are great people. There’s a couple of them that have alcohol problems – just like my contemporaries. There’s some of them that turned out to be deadbeats after they got out of high school. Just like my contemporaries. Some of their music annoys me, but not as much as the music I listened to annoyed my parents. And some if it is great! My daughter is engaged to a Millennial who I’m proud to welcome into the family.

    We’re preparing to go on a big family vacation – there will be my wife and I with 5 Millennials. I can’t freakin wait!

    Pack lots of crayons and coloring books. 

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  25. Randy Webster Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    #’s 1, 2 & 4 don’t seem to bother them at all (as a group), so probably don’t even count as stressors.

    Sure #1 bothers them.  It even bothers AOC.  That’s why she’d put the government printing presses on overdrive.

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  26. The Great Adventure! Inactive
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    TBA (View Comment):

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials. With all of the concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

    I tend to dismiss pretty much everything I read/hear/see about how terrible the Millennials are. I have 2 kids that fall into that category (aged 29 and 25) and they’re both hard working, down to earth, reasonable people. My son is perhaps more conservative than me, my daughter lines up with me politically. I’ve met many of their friends in their age groups and think the vast majority of them are great people. There’s a couple of them that have alcohol problems – just like my contemporaries. There’s some of them that turned out to be deadbeats after they got out of high school. Just like my contemporaries. Some of their music annoys me, but not as much as the music I listened to annoyed my parents. And some if it is great! My daughter is engaged to a Millennial who I’m proud to welcome into the family.

    We’re preparing to go on a big family vacation – there will be my wife and I with 5 Millennials. I can’t freakin wait!

    Pack lots of crayons and coloring books.

    Nice one!

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  27. Randy Webster Member
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    I suppose my kids are at the upper end of the millennial cohort; she’s 38, he’s 36.  My daughter’s hard working and conscientious; my son’s never really recovered from getting shot in Fallujah.  The only other millennial I know is a very fine person who works in our office as an estimator.  I’m really impressed.

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  28. TGR9898 Inactive
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    DonG:

    The Gen-X Stress list:

    • Seeing all your training in analog media technology made obsolete within two years of graduating from university.
    • Competeing after graduation for entry level Engineering jobs against unemployed ex-Defense contractors because the Soviets went bankrupt.
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  29. Miffed White Male Member
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    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials. With all of the concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

    I tend to dismiss pretty much everything I read/hear/see about how terrible the Millennials are. I have 2 kids that fall into that category (aged 29 and 25) and they’re both hard working, down to earth, reasonable people. My son is perhaps more conservative than me, my daughter lines up with me politically. I’ve met many of their friends in their age groups and think the vast majority of them are great people. There’s a couple of them that have alcohol problems – just like my contemporaries. There’s some of them that turned out to be deadbeats after they got out of high school. Just like my contemporaries. Some of their music annoys me, but not as much as the music I listened to annoyed my parents. And some if it is great! My daughter is engaged to a Millennial who I’m proud to welcome into the family.

     

    Most “generations” split in two.  I’m technically a boomer (born in 1962), but I have *nothing* in common with the early boomers born immediately after WWII.  Basically, there are boomers who remember the JFK assassination, and those who don’t.

    I think Millenials are the same way.  Life experiences of those born in the early/mid 80s are very different from those born in the late 90s -the latter grew up with the internet already being somewhat ubiquitous.

    The stereotypical boomers are those born in the first half of that generation.

    The stereotypical Millennial are those born in the second half of that generation.

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  30. Miffed White Male Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I admit to having misgivings about fostering generational conflict, particularly vis a vis millennials. With all of the concern about how to recycle worn-out knit beanies and keeping up with the next 27 craft beers, it seems that they have enough to worry about without us piling on.

    I tend to dismiss pretty much everything I read/hear/see about how terrible the Millennials are. I have 2 kids that fall into that category (aged 29 and 25) and they’re both hard working, down to earth, reasonable people. My son is perhaps more conservative than me, my daughter lines up with me politically. I’ve met many of their friends in their age groups and think the vast majority of them are great people. There’s a couple of them that have alcohol problems – just like my contemporaries. There’s some of them that turned out to be deadbeats after they got out of high school. Just like my contemporaries. Some of their music annoys me, but not as much as the music I listened to annoyed my parents. And some if it is great! My daughter is engaged to a Millennial who I’m proud to welcome into the family.

     

    Most “generations” split in two. I’m technically a boomer (born in 1962), but I have *nothing* in common with the early boomers born immediately after WWII. Basically, there are boomers who remember the JFK assassination, and those who don’t.

    I think Millenials are the same way. Life experiences of those born in the early/mid 80s are very different from those born in the late 90s -the latter grew up with the internet already being somewhat ubiquitous.

    The stereotypical boomers are those born in the first half of that generation.

    The stereotypical Millennial are those born in the second half of that generation.

    If we go with the standard 18 year generations, then we have the following as the birth range and “formative events”:

    Boomers:  1946-1964:  “The 60s”/Watergate

    Gen X: 1964-1982:  “Malaise” and the Reagan 80s/Gulf War I and early Clinton.

    Millenials: 1982-2000:  The Dot Com boom/Bust and Lewinski.  9/11 and the war on terror.

    Gen Y (or Gen Z) : 2000-2018:  Terrorism/Wars/mass shootings/Obama leftism/Occupy Wall street/Blacklives matters/#Metoo and ???

    Which also means we have the start of a new “generation” starting right now.

    Just looking at the list for the Gen Y/Z, they’re going to be seriously messed up politically.

     

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