There are a lot of things that I have predicted or said that I do not wish I had to predict or say because I do not wish them on anybody. However, I said them because I saw patterns indicating that such was taking place, and while I have an objective duty in my capacity to discuss the proper moral perspectives on said issues, I must say that which is obvious. A man may want the weather to be nice, his boss to have a better disposition, and his bank account filled with money, but if the weather is clouded, one’s boss is a miserable wretch, and one’s bank statements indicate a low or negative balance, the truth must be stated regardless because one must live in the world of reality and not fancy.
One of the absolute most uncomfortable predictions I have had to make is the potential for a massive suicide wave among Millennials, especially the women. This is based on multiple patterns of observation, but the fact is that Millennials overall are angry, broke, miserable, and have little hope of paying off debts, owning real homes, getting married, having families, and being able to function as people have throughout history, and the few who have this chance often have to do so by means of making tremendous sacrifices that cause personal or family tensions and problems.
This is not something I wish to happen. However, I am to report want I see, not what I want to see.
Unfortunately, this prediction from Shoebat.com has started to come true as angry, broke, miserable Millennials are experiencing very high rates of depression and are inclining towards forms of self-directed abuse and suicide.
Since 2013, millennials have seen a 47% increase in major-depression diagnoses. The overall rate increased from 3 to 4.4% among 18- to 34-year-olds.
The most prominent symptom of major depression is “a severe and persistent low mood, profound sadness, or a sense of despair,” according to Harvard Medical School.
These findings were underscored by an additional Blue Cross Blue Shield report on millennial health. It analyzed the data of 55 million commercially insured American millennials, defined as people ages 21 to 36 in 2017. It found that major depression had the highest prevalence rate, or the likelihood of a person having a disease, among health conditions affecting millennials.
“Deaths of despair” are also on the rise.
More millennials are also dying “deaths of despair,” or deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide, Jamie Ducharme reported for Time in June, citing a report by the public-health groups Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust.
While these deaths have increased across all ages in the past 10 years, they’ve increased the most among younger Americans, Ducharme said. They accounted for the deaths of about 36,000 American millennials in 2017 alone, according to the report. Drug overdoses were the most common cause of death.
The report cites a few reasons behind these upticks — young adults are more inclined to engage in risk-taking behaviors, comprise the highest number of enrolled military personnel, and disproportionately live in “high-stress environments” like correctional facilities.
It’s partly linked to money stress.
But there are other structural factors at play behind the uptick in “deaths of despair,” according to the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust — namely the myriad financial problems millennials are facing: student-loan debt, healthcare, childcare, and an expensive housing market.
These four costs are part of The Great American Affordability Crisis plaguing millennials that’s putting them financially behind.
But millennials have reported they suffer from higher rates of burnout than other generations; in a January BuzzFeed article that went viral, Anne Helen Petersen coined the term the “burnout generation.”
Peterson attributed the generational phenomenon to millennials’ upbringings, the economic environment they grew up in, social media, and the anxiety of easy, straightforward tasks, like running errands. (source)
There are many individuals, as I have pointed out, who are quick to say that Millennials need to be “tough”, but without admitting that what Millennials as a generation have had to endure is far worse than anything the Boomers and most of Generation X ever did. The problems that plague the Millennials also seem to be consuming the Zoomers too.
Any man will start to feel as though he is losing his mind if he was forced to be in a job he hated that barely pays his bills, for debts he cannot pay, with people who do not want to talk to each other. Culture is a product of leisure time, and the modern corporate world has been so obsessed with sucking all of the free time from a person not because of a desire for efficiency, but for power and control over other people. While Americans are highly “efficient”, it is largely due to volume and control of financial resources. The Germans and Japanese are far more efficient, and while still exerting large amounts of control, do not have the domineering attitude and philosophy that defines the American approach to business and employment.
No man can be expected to work in the American office for so long under current conditions under the age of 40 and expect to remain sane unless he is earning a salary great enough to offset his expenses, and the majority are not. Burnout, depression, and harming the self are outbursts of anger and frustration, but the system continues to be forced, for in true to American philosophy, it is to take a cow, force it to produce the milk of four cows, and then once it dies sooner than an average cow, to hire another company as a “consultant” to figure out why the cow died because the company refuses to face the fact that she is expecting that which is impossible and does not care for the animal, but how much more she can get from it with ever increasing situations of control and domination and with no regard for the good will of the animal.
Millennials do not want to be “lazy” for the most part. They want to escape the hellish situation they have been forced into, and are trying, and when they believe there is no way out, as though they are living in a prison without bars, scheduled meal times, or cell mates, they start to break down. The most affected ones will be the women, for while all people were abused, the women were taught they could act like men and thus took on a majority of the student loan debt as well as resulting from the fact that fertility for them is within a certain time period, many will not be able to have children or families. What is one to say at fifty-five, sixty, or seventy with a job that one left or was laid off from (due to the fact that “retirement” is disappearing as a concept) and they have no families to be with them as the flame of their lives dwindles to its natural finish?
Some people may choose to end their own lives by suicide, and others will exist in a state of non-existing depression. However, some will get angry, and may take out their anger on others, especially those older than them now, for they will place the blame for the current situation on them and will not show mercy, but will demand justice and compensation for their lives that they view as stolen from them.
I do not say this to promote any sort of generational warfare, but to acknowledge that as a reality that his happening at the same time as this other one. It is why people in the Millennial and increasingly Zoomer generation are not looking to Christ, but are turning to the government and openly socialist forms of philosophy to help them get what they want.
The consequences will be dire.