Why I’m Scared For My Generation

It’s no secret that my generation, the millennials, are different from our parents and our grandparents. But in what ways? You’ll get a different answer from everyone you ask. Here’s my answer. My generation is taking a new path. We’re much more selfish. Less millennials are going to college, more are traveling the world straight out of high school. I say go for it, travel. But on your own dime. I’d love to travel. I’d love to forego the blood, sweat and tears of college. But I am bettering my future. The majority of my generation loves the idea of free healthcare, allowing everyone and their dog into America on the taxpayers dime, and not hurting anyone’s feelings. Including the terrorists (but you can read about that here). They hate Republicans, capitalism, and I’m starting to think, hard work. That’s why Bernie Sanders is doing as well as he is even though he lacks the ability to answer the simple question: who is going to pay for all the free stuff you want to give away? Surely the 1% can’t possibly pay for the trillions of dollars of government programs and assistance he wants to impose. He’s a self-proclaimed socialist for God’s sake. Did no one in my generation pay attention in high school economics? When did capitalism become bad? When did socialism become good? Our parents (and god forbid our grandparents that are still working) will foot the bill of these government programs for a little bit, but what happens when our generation makes up the majority of the workforce, and everyone is content flipping burgers at the local diner? Where did the drive and the ethic to make yourself a millionaire go? Millennials would rather just make it by if it means they have more time to take selfies, travel, and protest. They’d rather pay more attention to the Kardashians, and what celebrity is dating who than get informed on REAL world issues. When did building a billion dollar company from the ground up become a greedy action, something to look down upon? If something doesn’t change, my generation will be the generation to turn America into a socialistic country. Kiss the American dream goodbye. Forget about work ethic. The few of us millennials who refuse to give up on those ideals will be forced to fund everyone else’s healthcare and other government assistance programs. That will eventually flounder, then what? What happens when the wealthy, hardworking men and women are sick and tired of footing the bill for everyone else? I don’t have that answer. All I know is that Generation Y needs a serious reality check. Take an economics course, don’t hop on the Bernie bandwagon even though it looks awesome on paper. Realize the truth and how unsustainable this mindset is. I’d like to spread my work ethic, not my wealth.



8 thoughts on “Why I’m Scared For My Generation

  1. I heard you on a radio show this morning. You are doing a great job with your blog. We need more smart Millennials like you to speak up and argue with facts. Too many Millennials form their political opinions based on feelings rather than facts, or an idealistic state rather than what is realistic.

    Conservative thought can easily be backed up by scientific fact, history, and economic case studies–which show time and again how liberal economics don’t work very well. You mention Bernie Sanders’ popularity among Millennials, but there are lots of great examples of heavy socialism (i.e. USSR, Cuba, etc.) and socialism lite (much of modern Europe) that point out how his policies will be disastrous for future generations. Perhaps this is why our generation is often called the “ME” generation.

    Anyway, keep up the great work and don’t let the naivete or groupthink mentality of liberals around you discourage you!


  2. Hi Ethan,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I agree, those of us millennials who are informed and see the truth in the country’s situation have no choice but to side with and defend logic. Unfortunately democratic and socialistic policies are great in theory, but prove no REAL success. Our generation needs to become more informed about the world around us and it’s a no-brainer form there. The support is making it even easier to stick to my guns and stand up for what is right!

    Blessings and a merry Christmas to you!


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