Millennials’ Stresses vs Greatest Generation’s Fear

Under the pressure

I must share with you this article written by James Sovier in the Independent Sentinel. A recent poll was taken of 2000 Millennials concerning their life stresses.

The findings of the poll were compared to those stresses and fears of The Greatest Generation.

source: Independent Sentinel


1. Losing wallet/credit card
2. Arguing with partner                             
3. Commute/traffic delays                          
4. Losing phone                                         
5. Arriving late to work                             
6. Slow WiFi
7. Phone battery dying
8. Forgetting passwords
9. Credit card fraud
10. Forgetting phone charger
11. Losing/misplacing keys
12. Paying bills
13. Job interviews
14. Phone screen breaking
15. Credit card bills
16. Check engine light coming on
17. School loan payments
18. Job security
19. Choosing what to wear
20. Washing dishes

Greatest Generation

1. Losing World War II- Sending loved ones off to fight.
2. Surviving the Great Depression, finding jobs during 25% unemployment & feeding families.
3. Grieving the deaths of over 400,000 military personnel lost in WW II & helping returning vets.
4. The Korean War, and the possibility of a WW III. Sending loved ones to fight.                                       
5. Grieving 54,246 casualties & assisting returning Korean War Vets.                             
6. The Cold War-with the looming prospect of nuclear war.
7. The Cuban Missile Crisis-A close brush with Armageddon.
8. A period of explosive race relations as America moved to end segregation.
9. The assassinations or President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King.
10. The Vietnam War-sending loved ones off to fight-civil unrest.
11. Grieving 58,000 U.S. troops killed & helping returning vets, many of whom were treated badly.
12. 9/11-First successful attack on American soil by a foreign enemy in almost 200 years. 

It would seem, if virtue signaling, self absorbed millennials want to come anywhere close to the selfless standards set by the Greatest Generation, they’ve got a very long way to go.  But then again, “Climate Change” ain’t World War II now is it. 

Life is tough for the Millennials, ain’t it?

Calamity Jane