A Conversation With A Millennial
I was speaking to a millennial acquaintance of mine the other day. We ended up getting on the subject of the economic outlook of the future—A deeper topic than I would normally address with this particular acquaintance.
But I’m happy we did. Some of the things he said really helped me recognize where most, if not the vast majority, of younger Americans are at psychologically.
That conversation was a useful incursion into the mindset prevalent among young millennials and Gen Z. These generations are ones that those of us in different generations often do not truly “get”, unless we are open and willing to put in the time to listen.
Which is funny, because we all would argue that the generations before us did not understand our own generation, but then we innately assume that we fully understand and can easily categorize every generation after us. Funny how that works.
This trend is seemingly just a factor of getting older for most people. But I’ve tried pretty hard to avoid falling into its snarl, because I don’t want to end up like a typical boomer, or as many in the Gen X generation are becoming (similarly closed minded regarding later generations based on assumptions they formulated in the past and will not challenge them as time progresses).
Now, I want to preface this with the needed disclaimer that this person is not your stereotypical millennial; he just fits the age bracket. From what I know about him personally, he is very social and hardworking. Seems as though he always had been, given his current lot and status in life.
He’s a smart kid, and a good guy, who could make a lot of money in business. Which is where our conversation went when discussing the economic outlook. We both vocalized worry about job stability, and I mentioned he’d be a great self-owned business guy. Better there than in the corporate world, especially as an unjabbed white man.
Much to my own shock, given his current high-level job and status, he has pretty much completely given up on everything finance related. This, coming from a young guy that makes I would guess at minimum $90k a year.
Even in that position, he had no hope in the future regarding finance. It was all transient to him.
He told me that he gave up because, for his entire life, there’s only been two options: ‘get screwed over or get screwed over harder’ (his words). And as we walked through the history of this younger millennial, I recognized this unfold as a truthful statement.
I won’t dive into his personal details here, but the history corroborated the story. Education debt, working for free at “internships” for experience, slowly working up a corporate ladder. Then to make good money but still be unable to afford anything, especially not a house in our area or a large family.
For many of those younger millennials, it really does appear to one step forward, two back, no matter how many steps forward. They survive, and have a decent life, but there is no “American Dream” as it was sold to earlier generations. There is no “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps” when your two options both involve getting screwed.
This is especially true as a white person. He was always handicapped in the corporate world, because sadly he is “working-while-white”. They are constantly trying to remove him or elevate the diversity hires above him, something that many later generations don’t quite understand. He’s always the bad guy, or the stupid one, even though his type is highly likely the only reason the company is still running.
So, he gets hit from the diversity angle on every side, and simultaneously the constant cycle of financial defeatism on the other. The bankers usury his money away, the government taxes him into oblivion to send that money to kill other young kids in Ukraine, and then the corporate stooges do everything they can to fire him for not taking an experimental vaccine and for being white.
Then these kids look around the country today and see only unsustainable debt, near guarantees for a major world war in their lifetime, and a completely debased culture—It would make anyone not care about money anymore. Why start a business that the government will just forcibly shut down the next pandemic? Or will tax you out of existence, unless it survives until when the color revolution occurs and they just kill you off for being a bourgeois?
We can see how greed, individualism, and the constant quest for more consumption have destroyed everything around us. Is it then any wonder why the kids are giving up on that? It should not be.
I get why he’s given up on the money side of things. Whether I agree with it or not is not relevant. I understand it. And that is the truly important piece.
Maybe I am getting old, or maybe I’ve just been out of corporate for so long, but I did not realize how bleak it is in there.
I could not fault him for not holding to an American Dream that had clearly been dead for decades (which, coincidentally, would be nearly his entire life I assume). Why hold on to a dead dream?
It is gone, and that is terrible in itself. It is truly horrible what they have done to our younger generations. Not only did they strip them of that dream—of a prosperous and homogeneous nation and family—But they even took that hope from them.
I could see it in his eyes. He did not have any hope that anything was worth it. There is no hope with our current state, so what hope is there in anything for the young? We all know this country is going to crash, and no one does it hurt more than the young.
The people that have done this have literally ripped the very hope out of our kids. I can think of few things more wicked than that.
Not long ago, those hopes and dreams were totally normal and achievable; Just look at the boomers. They still had a homogeneous nation; one that did not hate their own heritage nation. The boomers could buy a house on a single income and start a business without all the red tape. They had hope in a future, even if it was uncertain, whereas our future is one of guaranteed disintegration.
This is why a boomer tells you to pull up ‘dem bootstraps, while the young tell you to get a shotgun and head to the woods. These are fundamental, irreconcilable differences in worldview and outlook produced by these different growing environments.
It’s become a completely different world, and both of these very disparate generations are both still alive to see it. No wonder there is such a conflict among them. They cannot—or will not—open their eyes to see the side from the other side of the fence. That young millennial cannot even imagine a world that the boomer has, and that boomer does not want to admit the world that is becoming around him.
This does not even include our future youth generations. You know, the ones being destroyed by trans ideology and teachers encouraging them to chop off their genitals. If the millennials are this hopeless, what will come of the even later ones? The distance from Boomer to Alpha will be akin to a different species of humanity, given the sheer divergence in the environment they both grew up in.
I cannot even fathom it. I hope I do not have to. We must win. Soon.
What they’ve done to the young cannot be forgotten. When we win, we need to return that hope to the younger generations. Equally, we need to absolutely destroy all of those who stole that hope from our current younger generations.
Our solution must include both: Punishment and rejuvenation.
For now, pray for the young. It’s horrible what’s been done to them.
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