22 Posts That Show The Devastating Ways Millennials And Gen Z'ers Are Set Up For Failure

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1. Not being able to qualify for a home loan, so having to empty your pockets for rent instead:

2. Having to pay three times as much as our parents did when they were our age for literally everything:

3. Not having any semblance of a retirement plan:

4.Not being able to afford health insurance:

When dentist asked patient who hadn't seen a dentist in 30 years because they had no insurance and couldn't afford it what they did when they got sick, the patient said "I waited it out unless I thought I was going to die"
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5. Being bombarded with boomer sayings that just...don't apply anymore:

6. Feeling really grim about the future:

7. Being subjected to the possibility of an active shooter at any turn, and law enforcement with cold feet to compound that:

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8. Coming to the conclusion that we will probably never own a home:

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9.Suffering the consequences of toxic masculinity:

Tweet about someone's sister who said that boys are easier to raise than girls, but their 17-year-old was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, and the dangers of treating boys as if they need less guidance
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10. Experiencing crises at the hands of capitalism:

11. Choosing death over debt:

Never being able to achieve the "American dream":


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13. Staying poor, thanks to billionaires:

14.Being scammed in every aspect of our finances:

Tweet about how they paid off their student loan and their credit score went down because loan companies wanna hold you down for as long as possible
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15.Not seeing any progress regarding gun legislation:

Tweet about how they're banning books, hormone therapy, reproductive healthcare, history lessons, Pride flags, the word "gay" — anything but guns
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16. Dealing with obscene grocery prices:

17.Going to grad school to make half as much as we'd make as a bartender:

Tweet about person's daughter with two master's degrees in education who was offered a teaching position paying $16/hour but was making $55,000 as a bartender
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18.Dealing with housing "solutions" that are honestly offensive:

A post about a Brownstone "co-living concept" in California that consists of bunk bed–type "pods" with a ladder where up to 14 people can live in a house
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19. Wanting so desperately to relieve our friends of financial burden, even though we're broke too:

20.Working painfully low minimum-wage jobs:

Tweet saying that "I think part of the problem with raising the minimum wage is half our politicians were born in the 1940s and still think rent is $71 a month"
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21. Ignoring potentially life-threatening issues out of fear of the medical bill:

22. And finally, accepting misery in order to get by:

H/T: r/lostgeneration.