Millennials are screwed | Stacey Ferreira | TEDxNYU

Translator: Leonardo Silva
Reviewer: Denise RQ Every week, 318.9 million people in America
have the same routine. They get up in the morning, they get in a car
and they get on the subway, and they go to work, and they spend eight hours a day,
five days a week, working. And on the weekend, they’ll take a trip, or they’ll do
something fun with their friends. And then come Monday, they’ll do
the same thing, all over again, on and on, every week,
for the rest of their lives. In Manhattan alone, 3 million people go to work every day. 1.6 million of these people are commuters, and 1.4 million of these people
live in Manhattan. They walk the streets with us,
they ride the subways with us, and for a lot of us in this room
who are attending college, they’re future “us.” We’re spending so much time at work. But when you start
looking at the statistics, you’ll see a stat that says
that there’s 47.7% of people that report that they like their jobs. Put that on its head,
that means that 52.3% of people actually don’t like
going to work every day, which is where most people
spend 50% of their time. And for any of you who have worked a job or have worked in an internship
that you didn’t like, you know that you spend most of your time talking or thinking
about how you don’t like that job, rather than actually being productive
and contributing to the company, which isn’t making you or your boss happy. Being a college junior right now, I’m starting to see a lot of my friends
who are graduating into this workforce, and it scares me because I look at them and I see 50% of my friends
will go into the workforce, and they won’t like
waking up in the morning, doing what they’re doing,
for the rest of their lives. And for me, that’s a big price to pay
for just getting a paycheck. Then I look at more statistics,
and I start to see that, as technology is advancing,
it’s a great thing, but it also means that technology
is taking over a lot of jobs. Then you look
at the world population statistics, and you see that we’re coming up
on the largest group of individuals graduating into the workforce
in the next 10 years. Right now, there are
2 billion people on Earth who are 20 or under 20 years old, all of them growing up and getting ready
to go into this workforce, where 50% of people say
that they don’t like their jobs. So, what happens to us? What happens
to the 2 billion under 20? If you look at media outlets,
a lot of people will say that we’re lazy, and that we’re stupid,
and that we’re entitled. So, what do these entitled people
do with their lives? Do they follow the lives
of people in front of them? Do they spend 50% of their time
in a job that they don’t like? Or are we going to go and are we going
to create a new path for ourselves? I’m a big believer that the 2 billion under 20
is the generation that is going to change all statistics. We’ll go out there, and we’ll find
what we love to do, and we’re going to say that more than 50% of the population
can be happy in work and life, even if we don’t believe that there is
such thing as work-life balance. So we might have to take
a little bit of a different approach. My friend Paul Henry
is a great example of this. Paul grew up in Texas,
and he was homeschooled, and he found early on in his life
that he absolutely loved two things: he loved computer science,
and he loved flying. In high school, he decided
he was going to build a lot of different programs,
kind of on the side of homeschooling, and he decided that he wanted
to follow founders, on Twitter, of companies that he admired
and companies that he liked. He started tweeting
all of these founders and saying, “This is what I think, what I love, and what I’d love to change
about your company. Here are some things I built
that could help your company, and if you want them,
go ahead and implement them.” When he was 17 years old, he said,
“I want to move to San Francisco, and I want to get a job
as a software engineer.” So he tweeted a founder of a company
that he really loved, called Wanelo. And they flew him out to San Francisco, and at 17 years old,
he interviewed and got the job. And rather than going to college,
he worked at Wanelo. It’s been 3 years, and now Paul’s living
in the San Francisco Bay Area, working at his job, taking flying lessons. He’s just got his pilot’s license,
and he’s loving it. He’s loving his work and his life. Creating this happiness
for ourselves might also mean just teaming up with a parent
that’s next to us, and saying, “Hey, we have this passion for film, and we can put a camera
in front of us and press play.” So, my friend Paige Mackenzie became really good friends
with her Mom in high school. They said, “We want to work
on a project together. What should we do?” And it was around the time that Hank Green, YouTube, Twilight,
and everything was going on. And they were like, “Let’s go and create
our own YouTube channel.” So, they created something called
“The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” which is basically the story about this girl named Sunshine
and her house that’s haunted. And they just started
posting videos on YouTube. Today, they have over 250,000 subscribers. They’ve found a way to monetize it,
and they’re doing this as a full-time job. In addition to that,
they’re waking up every morning absolutely loving it, just thinking
of what creative videos they can create, putting a camera on, pressing play, engaging with fans,
talking to people on Twitter, and most recently, traveling around the US with a book deal
about their series on YouTube. But for a lot of people,
happiness looks different, in a lot of different ways, and so, for my brother and I,
it meant building our own company. When I was 18 years old,
my brother and I decided we wanted to take the programming
skills we’d learned in high school to go and build something
that was completely our own. We decided to take an idea that we had
for username and password storage, and we teamed up
with a friend of ours, Shiv Prakash, who knew security and had just gotten
his master’s from USC. The three of us spent
the summer in Los Angeles building what was our first prototype. That summer, I saw a tweet
from Richard Branson that said, “Meet me in Miami for intimate cocktails,
donate $2,000 to charity.” And as broke college kids,
my brother and I said, “Man, we don’t really have
$2,000 to borrow, or just to donate.” But we went to our parents and we said there was this amazing opportunity to meet
one of the most well-known entrepreneurs – Richard Branson, who started
Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic – and we said, “Can we borrow
some money to go do this?” My Dad said, “Put together
a proposal for me: Why do you need the money?
Where’s it going? And how are you going to pay me back?” My brother and I stayed up all night
writing this proposal, sent it to my Dad, and he said,
“You have an option. I’ll loan you the money
if you want to take it. But it’s a loan,
so you’ll have to pay it back.” My brother and I,
being the optimists that we are, said, “Alright, we’ll take the loan.” So, we grabbed the $4,000,
donated it, and flew to Miami. A couple of weeks later, we announced that we raised
a $1.2 million seed round in our business, led by Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock,
of Insight Venture Partners, and Alex Welch, who founded
and sold Photobucket. (Applause) Two years later, the company
got acquired by, and we moved our entire team
up to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at Reputation. And when I turned 21, I decided
that wanted to move back to NY city, and I wanted to work
towards getting my college degree, start my next business, and coauthor
a book called “2 billion under 20 – How Millennials Are Breaking Down
Age Barriers and Changing the World”, that highlights stories
of other young people, just like us, who are changing the statistics. Each of us has a different story,
and we all have a different path of how we’re going to get
to where we want to go in life, but I think the one thing I’ve learned
in talking to a lot of other young people is that, while we’re all different,
we all have one thing in common, and one thing that we can do today
to get where we’re going. And that one thing that’s in common is that we all have
a passion for something, something that we just do it, or we look at it, and we just say,
“This is what I love.” It might be birds,
or it might be businesses, but we all have that one thing, and we all have the ability to go out
and take one small step towards that, every single day. When I talk to a lot of my friends, and I say, “How did you get
to where you are today? How have you done so many things?”, we kind of equate it to the same thing,
we say it’s like going to the gym. If you go to the gym,
and you actually get on that treadmill, every day, for your 4 years
in college, or even after that, you get on there and you run
as hard as you can run, even for 30 minutes — if you do that every day for 4 years, while you’re in college
or while you’re working, outside of a job that you might be working
and that you don’t like, then, by the time you graduate,
or by the time 4 years have passed, you’re going to be the most
in-shape person that you know. And I think the same thing
applies to the 2 billion under 20. I think that we can apply
that same lesson, that if we all find
our passion, and we say, “This is the one thing I love to do,” and we spend even 30 minutes,
every day, doing that one thing, then I think that, over time,
over the 4 years, once we graduate, we’re all going to be the best
at that one thing, and we can go out and do anything
that’s related to that. So the other day, I was on the subway, and I saw a little girl
next to two business professionals. She must’ve been coming home
from school, and I just looked at her, and I’d just finished kind of writing
the bulk of this speech, and so I was like, “Wow, I wonder which side of the 50%
she’ll be on when she grows up? Will she be the one that’s happy,
she wakes up, jumps out of bed, excited to go to work? Or is she going to be the one
that hits snooze, crawls back into bed and says,
‘I don’t want to go in today,’ goes to work and then comes home, and complains about the job
that she’s doing?” And for me, I know that the only thing
that stands in her way is herself, and her ability to say,
“This is my passion, and I’m going to take the time
to do whatever it takes, every day, to work a little more towards that.” I’m confident that she’ll figure it out, I’m confident that her peers
are going to figure it out, and I’m 100% confident
that it’s those people, us in this room, the 2 billion under 20,
who are going to change all statistics. Thank you. (Applause)

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84 thoughts on “Millennials are screwed | Stacey Ferreira | TEDxNYU

  1. You fail to address the need for millions of people to perform both unskilled, skilled labor and trade work to maintain our modern infrastructure. Additionally you fail to address the millions of marginalized, challenged and disabled people, who do not have access or the ability to develop career in the white collar world. If you take a very brief look at history you will see that since ancient times humans have not liked their work. Historically humans have disliked their work so much that a ruling class had to force them to do their work by the means of slavery – virtually every empire and monarchy in history has relied on some form of forced labor to build its infrastructures.
    I admire your enthusiastic attempt at claiming that the millennial generation is going to change the fact that dissatisfied workers exist. Your presentation is almost so naive and close minded it enrages me. Your rich home schooled pilot friend is not the majority. You are not the majority. You come from money, and so do your friends. Trade places with a deli clerk from Bed Stuy for a few years, or a roofer from the Pacific Northwest. Many peoples job dissatisfaction correlates with their quality of life. Wages need to be higher for the trades and unskilled/skilled labor, and the money needs to be liberated from the greedy oligarchs.

  2. Many millenials can't afford college, and/or come from lower middle class homes. My family can't afford a loan. College has been extremely inflated, and jobs aren't even guaranteed. Fuck happiness, like can I get any kind of job please? Your presentation actually hurts to watch.

  3. The thought of waking up in the morning and going to a job you don't like scares you??!! Welcome to the real world, princess!!

    I dropped out of highschool to attend community collage at night while being a grunt/slave for a series of small construction companies. When the older carpenters refused to teach me how to do what they were doing, I just watched while I was doing my work and discovered that, if they went to do something and I already had it done, they would yell at me but, as long as my normal work was done, the yelling didn't last long. Eventually I had enough skill to become a carpenter's helper, then a full carpenter on the crew. At 23 I started my own one-dog carpentry business which has supported me, bought my house, land, etc. for 22 years now. Better than believing the lie that you have to find work that you like, that fulfills you from the first day, find work that you don't mind doing that supports the real focus of your life, which is having the life that gives you fulfilment and satisfaction. Work is supposed to support your life, not the other way around.
    I would add, unless you are getting a tech degree that is at least somewhat in demand, don't be a gullible fool and think you need a formal education to succeed. I'm not all that smart or bright but if I started sweeping floors at a company on the same day the valedictorian of my private high school class started college, and in 4 years the valedictorian went to work at the same company, they would likely never catch me. I would always be ahead of them on the career ladder. Plus, I would likely always have a greater net worth than they did.

    Most of what college teaches you has absolutely no application in the real world. Only the real world can really teach you what the real world demands for you to succeed. A formal education used to be somewhat worthwhile but that ended 50 years ago with the GI bill for all the soldiers returning from WWII . I would put my informal education up against most college graduates and come out the victor. I have always been a voracious reader, most of my college educated friends haven't read a book since graduating.

    I would strongly endorse going to a trade school. That will probably teach you something useful.

  4. LOL
    I worked in mines before the recession!
    I invested and am now a landlord
    I live in a van and save and save and save
    I'm happily childfree by choice!
    I'll be able to retire fully by 35
    Suckers 🙂

  5. this foolish girl doesn't realise that are place in this world has no meaning, you work,you consume and then you die and that's it.

  6. a job that you don't like could be the dream job for someone why settle your entire life in a job you might hate when you could try to get the job you want.and if you can't afford college in usa go study in europe or wherever you don't need to pay for attending college if that's the matter what is your backround if you really try you will get over the obstacles.

  7. Amazing how lack of a real education results in a belief that your ideas are revolutionary when they are merely a progression of concepts developed 100 years ago. Have a read of Max Weber's protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism … and you should go back to the end of the 19th Century and read The Theory of the Leisure Class | work by Veblen

  8. How amusing. A world where no one does work they don't like. Guess after around 2 weeks we'll all starve to death if the diseases from living in our own filth dont kill us first. Simple fact is almost all real work is unenjoyable and so the majority of workers do things they don't like. The privileged few get to pretend they "work" while actually leeching, suppose you could say they have work they enjoy, but jobs Ike that are really just overpaid hobbies for indulged rich kids.

  9. This girl strikes me as someone who comes from a wealthy family with a lot of connections already in place for her. It is not as simple as "find your passion!!!" I am in art school, I know my passion. I want to be an illustrator. There are still huge obstacles to what I want to achieve because I do not have money or savings to start with, my family is very poor and I didn't grow up connected to lots of rich successful people who can give me starting jobs. It is not that easy at all and this girl is really ignorant of the struggle of poverty and working class people who put in all their effort and time just to scrape by, before they can even THINK about pursuing their passion wholeheartedly.

    Hell if I hadn't had her mindset in high school, of "well I love this thing so I better pursue it right cause that's what people do?" I would probably be better off. I love art school but now I'm 40k in debt and it is not the most job-filled field. but hey I had to pick a subject I loved right? I was a top student and I put in the time so of course I'll achieve all my dreams, right? No. I'll do my best but the reality is I'm poor, my family is poor, therefore I don't have time to make sure I always look pretty and perfect and brush up with all the right people because having the time and energy to do those things is a luxury.

  10. A lot of wise people have taken and passed on the advice of not listening to the advice of celebrities because they were lucky and almost born into the success. She told a few stories of people getting lucky following their passions. I bet for each one of those stories, there were other people who worked just as hard for the same thing they were trying to do and didn't get it.

    "Word hard, make more" is bullshit.

  11. so, millennials dont like their jobs and they dont like to keep sending job applications, they have self amusement techologies, they dont bother you, and they dont want to be bothered, and elders think they are lazy, and they dont want to marry. and they dont have a religion, they dont care much about anything.

     we are evolving with time. if we have a new breed, people need to accept it, because we make them. whether or not they are wise enough to change their ways, their future is their own determination

  12. Don't like my job at all…. BUT I NEED TO EAT!

    By the sounds of it, If I spend 4 years in a diploma mill all my worries will go away

  13. Millenials … 2 billion under 20 that are going to change the world! Wow! That's new, right? There's never been a generation of young people who think they can do anything and are going to change the world, has there?

  14. Thank God my father guided me to a STEM college. This self absorbed, lazy reprobate makes me laugh every time I think of it. Guess what "snowflake?" Gender Studies is not a career and YouTube will not provide a living. You will be working for me one day.

  15. On the contrary, you just prove what other people say about milennials. "Looking for your own path?" "Finding your own passion?" Grow a pair of balls! The world only cares about how much it can take away from you, entitled, delicate snowflake. Two billion below 20? Fifty percent don't like their jobs? Where do you get your statistics? You're applying American statistics to the rest of the world with different cultures, practices and perspectives! Stop putting all of those flowery words and rhetoric to make yourself sound more convincing because someone who actually LIVES in the world and understands that the world doesn't give a shit about him/her could take you on any day and make you crawl into your safe space which actually doesn't exist.

  16. Sorry but a lot of people are very passionate about all kinds of things that they simply have no talent for or not enough to talent to pay the bills with. It stinks but it's true. Find something you are good at and figure out a way to make a living doing it in a way that you enjoy. That is the key to making a living and enjoying your job. Simply believing that passion is enough to succeed has made more people miserable than anything else I can think of. How many people out there had limitless passion for Sports, Music, Acting, Art, etc. etc. etc? How many of them can make a living at it? It's not millions let along two billion. In fact it's not even millions.

    On a side note. This is the fifth one of these Tedx talks I have watched by millennials and they have certainly not convinced me that Millenials are not what everyone says they are.

  17. Selling capitalism to millennials so that two billion doesn't revolt before they're too drained and in debt and afraid of only ending up worse. Eventually too many will have too little to lose and the people who like their jobs won't be able to talk or bribe or threaten or eventually even bomb them out of it anymore.

  18. Here again is another FAILURE of the millennial…..rationalization and inability to deal with FACTS of LIFE……keep asking why you should have to go to work, 5 days a week and do things you get tired of or do not like…..or suck it up and accept regardless of philosophies, you have to take care of yourself and stop expecting others to do it for you.

  19. Wow. Great show, snowflake… Did I just watch ¨Legally Brunette¨??? This girl is virtue signaling throughout her presentation. Well, there´s nothing to be smug about, darling. Billions of people struggle to get by. They don´t have dads that borrow them 2000 dollars. And you have the unprecedented audacity to claim that two billion people under 20 are going to change the world? Just do us a favor and stick to playing Pokémon Go, will you? Your imagination serves you better in VIRTUAL reality.

  20. I love cocaine. The feeling it gives me. Like I am on top of the world. I can just drink and drink and party all night.
    Do you think I could make a career out of it?

  21. If she thinks those 20 Billion millennials are going to change the world by doing only what they love she is delusional. But lets play along and pretend that she is correct. I will love that because I will be charging $300 an hour to fix their kitchen faucets.

  22. Althought some or most might say all of my generation, are narcissistic and lazy and self absorbed…its not necessarily a bad thing. You see people who are the greatest at what they do such as Jobs or Hawkins, are the greatest because they focused on themselves.
    At one time or another when we were all little we didnt care what others thought about us, we didnt care if it was "unrealistic" to be a chef in a space shuttle(lol crazy example) we didnt want to conform we did what we love and what we found fun. We are what we love and not what loves us. And what we love is being the best us we can be… so why put down a generation who doesnt want togive up the mentality that we could and/or can change our surroundings for the better or make a difference in the world?

  23. "Work hard and you'll get there" says the girl whose parents were able to loan her thousands of dollars at the drop of a hat. For many people, commitments and circumstances mean they can't devote time to following their dreams. Stacey is young and privileged and idealistic. The idea that "the only thing standing in your way is you" is one that simply isn't true for most, and tends to only be held by those who have never encountered barriers to success outside of their own control.

  24. Half of the people commenting negatively on here don't really seem too happy with their lives. You can do anything you put your mind to, and if that makes you a 'snowflake' or 'ignorant', who cares. It's only your opinion. It's subjective, and no the excuse "I've lived longer than you" doesn't work anymore. It's a different era. You can dislike what people are doing, but don't try to stop them from doing it. That says more about you than it does the optimist.

  25. This is stupid. Another Millennial with this "look at me!" mentality. You are doing NOTHING that hasn't been done before!!! For God's sake! Alexander Graham Bell made his first invention at twelve! It was a wheat husking machine. Edison was only 20 years old. Luther Burbank only had an elementary education yet by the time he was 25 had created 800 strains of fruits, plants, and vegetables. Look around you!! Do you think YOU were born and then POOF all the world was here because of your birth? Every generation has had many amazing inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs that started at a very young age. 40 years ago 18 million workers had manufacturing jobs and 80% of the working class were happy and stayed with their company till retirement. They worked hard and their company took care of them. What you say is bullshit. And it's not that Millennials are unhappy in their jobs, they are just unhappy that they have to work period. And they are the MOST unreliable generation ever.

  26. What if you just want to work? Are you totally fucked? As an art Major with a full time job and some art commisions on the side I think you are playing to the 1%

  27. my parents said Aaron if you dont go to college you'll be working at that gas station all your life… well they might be right… only thing tho is, I have 1496$ in debt rather than80000 in debt…

  28. im was born in 1989 an i want to have my own firm that builds mansions and luxury homes and high rise's and skyscrapers for other business with my own idea's from my own drawing's that I draw of space age and post modern style home's and building's like one of my idea's like a 20 level role t disk structure shopping mall up in giant space needle type building that rotates round and round at a level of 80 stores above the cities streets

  29. only about 53% of people hate their job. I thought the figure would be much higher. personally, I can't remember a single working day in my life where I woke up and thought…."I'd rather go to work today than do something I enjoy, like walking the dog, watching a good movie, catching up with friends, taking a drive along the beach….or even just sleeping in" Oh yeah, that's what I do on the weekends when I'm not at work…..and guess what, that's called fun. Work is called work because it's something you have to do to pay for the things that you actually want to do.

  30. That works for the skilled. But the majority are unskilled. Hence the term 'unskilled labor'. Throughout human history 'job' or it's previous term 'slavery' has always been about survival. You're talking about a career not a job.

  31. I am 40. I have worked since I was 7 years old. Yeah 7. I am white, male, and born into a bad situation, divorced mother with no money. She remarried a religious zealot and I was forced into a cult… I left moms at 16. I had a job bussing tables and I knew life couldn't be any worse living on the streets than living with religious nutjobs and being subjected to unhealthy and unreasonable religious beliefs. Through hard work and sacrifice I started a business when I was 22. 18 years later I am still self employed with 2 businesses. I am not rich, I do not own a home. I live, work and rent in California. It has not been easy, I supported my older brother for many years while he dealt with drug addiction which eventually put him in prison. My life is still a constant grind, and it looks to continue to be that way. But still, I would choose the path I took 100 times out of 100 chances given instead of following the other path forced on me. No college, no high school diploma, zero support from any family, many thousands wasted on helping family, friends, girlfriends etc.. 2008 Didnt help businesses, and it has been a noticeable change in how things are now done as a result. Obamacare has made matters much more complicated. It seems that the government has made very direct efforts to systematically complicate and overwhelm people with these new demands. I wonder to what end? One thing is for certain, if pressure creates diamonds, then the Millennials will be the hardest generation to have ever lived. Better be careful what you create.

  32. Wow a lot of comments here are hateful. She's just saying there's lots of opportunity out there and intelligence in the younger generations that it is possible for them to achieve their dreams….. I thought the pilot guy reaching out to leaders on twitter was ingenious but guess what, not new. I know struggles are real but each generation is resilient, will succeed, and in their own way.

  33. I'm sorry but her friend that got a job at 17 and move to san Francisco is not a good example. I mean good on him for getting a job he is passionate about but, he was just a very lucky person to get a job at a software company at 17 without a college education.

  34. Working is about survival. Do you think homesteaders, coal miners, and/or farmers in the 19 century America complaining about liking their job? Sometimes life is about survival. Liking a job is a luxury and not an entitlement.

  35. I don't know where else to say this… I'm ashamed to be a mellinal! We are 1/3 the working population. We sit still and watch the .1% take our futures. We sit silent instead of answering the call to defend our freedoms and our futures. Time is running out… my expectations are high… I am feeling low and helpless. Where is our John Lennon? We should be ashamed and we will get what we deserve. What do you deserve? Namaste…

  36. The answer is simple train for a job you enjoy. My work is my life and in the next few weeks I will have 2 jobs I like them so much. I met a millennial the other day who worked Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This guy is a hard worker. He follows his father's lead and goes in and gets on with the job.

  37. The world is a tough place. My parents divorced when I was 17, and I was on my own at 19. I went thru some tough times, and have no college degree. Honestly, for many years I thought I would never have anything. But by the grace of God, and hard work, and never giving up, I was able to learn environmental construction from a friend at church that became my business partner. I now have a great job as senior estimator with an environmental engineering company, and life is good. My wife and I have two great kids who are now grown. We told them about life the way we see it. I would like to tell other kids what their parents may not have. The world owes you absolutely nothing. Everyone has to go thru some rough times, if you face your challenges, and don't give up, you will likely succeed. Each time you do it will make you stronger and better able to face the next challenge. Put your trust in God, he will see you through. Employers are not there to make you happy, you are there to make your employer happy with your hard work and good attitude. A job or career is mainly to earn a living so you can have a life, if it's is somewhat fulfilling, that is a plus. Your attitude is everything, if you are able to be pleasant, helpful to coworkers, reliable and hard working, you will get ahead, and a fulfilling job can be yours.

  38. why so many thumbs down the young lady is smart and talking about how its good to turn your interests into a career and thinking outside the box

  39. This girl doesn't realize how entitled and lazy she sounds. Millennials love to try to use leverage that a lot of times they don't have to get out of actually doing manual labor.

  40. There was a lot of things I enjoyed about my work, learning technology, helping customers and travel. But at times it was really stressful and dealing with management was an issue too.
    Overall I often came home feeling I'd accomplished something and helped a customer.

  41. Now tel this story to the Chinese teenager, who slaved that dress for you, spoiled snow flake from well connected family.
    Or the African kid in the pit, who put the raw material in that basket, in the hot sun, for your CIA phone. Actually she deserves a slap in the face, and a two week survival in Africa lessons, to break this irritating bubble behavior, with this spoiled girl, crack in the voice. This entitled, misses know it all stance. Sickening.

  42. Millennials are screwed because vapid twats like Stacey pass for intellectuals with anything to say or contribute.

  43. WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD I had to go to work for an uncle ( YEARS AGO ), In a logging camp until I was 16 just for a place to stay and some thing to eat(no pay sweety ) worked all my life at different lousy jobs no choice I am in my late years, try this once ,, then you can preach to me about life struggles ! I watched other with good connections and lazy attitude get the best jobs while I had to take what was left I get very cynical with experts like you !

  44. I em 29 years old now and so I have always have had a passion in building city's and urban planning and skyscraper's building's and high rise's building's and just mega building's structure's big building's in general but I was I born with a few different kinds of disability's and I grew up with those disability's and so I grew up going to special ED classes so I don't really have the money nor even the resources to ever even do any of that stuff that I em passionate about probably for the rest of my life because of those particular circumstances of my life and it make's me feel sad and hurt everyday and it make's me feel like even god don't even care nor even care's about me in general and so I have to wake up every morning feeling like those feelings

  45. 8 hours? Try 12, without being able to afford "trips" on the weekends that actually aren't weekends. So unless you can find someone with the same off day as you you social life is screwed. This girl has had many things handed to her instead of trying to work for it in an economy that is not conducive to success. She is the exception not the rule, as seen by the fact that she has no idea what other millennials actual have to face in today's economy.

  46. Дело всё в том,что чем бы люди не любили заниматься,всегда будут нечастные уборщики за "творческими людьми",грузчиками "идейных личностей" и помошниками,делающими всю грязную работу!

  47. Look at all these bitter people working dead-end jobs in this comment section. I'm sorry you're existence is so meaningless that you can't consider new ideas. Yeah, not everyone can borrow a loan from their parents, but that doesn't mean you can't find other avenues to earn money for a startup. She's not saying you can just stop working altogether and stay home doing whatever. You still have to work. In fact, you have to work harder than most. And if you're content with your current minimum-wage job then good for you. We need uneducated laborers for a functioning economy. But many millennials want to do work that matters. The status quo isn't good enough, and they'll change it simply because they're willing to work for it.

  48. "Creating this happiness for ourselves might also mean just like teaming up with a parent that's next to us"…🤔

  49. This matrix thing again, i know people that would kill for dead end boring jobs, but then you don't like it when immigrants take the jobs but then again you have to work and being picky is almost an option.

  50. I would love to have a single job that paid me to work forty hours or more a week for just five days with the weekends off. So what if you do the same routine week after week? Your bill are paid and your hobbies/passions take center stage for two whole days. I'm not passionate about what I do but I'll pay off my debts and keep the bills in check.

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