By V. Saxena, December 16, 2014.
I strongly believe that the current generation of young adults among us suffer from a severe case of entitlement syndrome. Many of them lack a job, let alone even the motivation to work. They live off their parents, avoid chores and waste their free time doing absolutely nothing productive. While it might all seem like fun and games at their age, I know for a fact that time catches up with everybody – and that the young grasshoppers who neglect their duties wind up paying for it in the long run.
These days, the need to work hard and avoid improvidence is stronger than ever, all thanks to Obama’s dismal economy. Speaking of which, according to data dug up from the Census Bureau by the reporters at CNS News, “one in five young adults – ages 18 to 34 years old – live in poverty“:
In 1980, according to the Census, 14.1 percent of the total population ages 18 to 34 were living in poverty, which is determined by the millennial’s income in the past 12 months. In 1990, the percentage of millennials in poverty increased to 14.3 percent. In 2000, it climbed to 15.3 percent. And in 2009-2013 it reached the highest level recorded in the dataset of 19.7 percent.
Hear that, millennials? One out of every five of you either lives in poverty now or is slated for a life of poverty.
But it gets worse. According to CNS News, almost two-thirds of all children in the United States live in a household that requires the assistance of federal aid programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women.
CNS News places the blame squarely on the “disregard for marriage and traditional family life” seen in contemporary culture. Not surprisingly, the Census Bureau backs this claim up to a T. It notes that single parent households are the most likely to be living in poverty. Next on the list are unmarried, cohabitating parents.
Scared yet, millenials? Too bad, because I got more bad news for you.
According to CNS News, the number of Americans receiving food stamp benefits is at an all-time historic high. Over 46 million Americans have been collecting food stamps now for 37 months straight. And if you millenials don’t get your act together, you could inevitably wind up being one of them.
Here’s a tip: Life is not a game. Take what you do and how you live very seriously, because time passes quicker than you realize. Anybody can dream of having a nice job and a nice home, but only those who put forth the effort now will truly succeed. So take hold of your future TODAY by working hard, staying focused, avoiding excuses, shunning laziness and making the right choices! Trust me; it’ll make a world of difference in how your future turns out.
And oh, avoid chasing after perfection. It took me a decade of grinding hard as hell to acquire this position at Downtrend. If you enter the job market with the intention of landing the perfect job, then sorry, but chances are high that you will wind up broke, unemployed and on food stamps. Just speaking the truth . . .
Remember, you must learn to crawl before you can learn to walk.