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#4464912 - 07/20/17 12:44 PM Millenials living at home epidemic
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
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Loc: NY, USA, etc.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...t-work-or-study

What is wrong with this generation? Ever since I can remember I've always dreamed of living on my own, in my own place, and taking care of my own affairs.

The whole "but my loans!" excuse is such nonsense. The "I'm just doing it for a few years to save money" is also nonsense.

Too many of these lazy slobs don't even shop for their own groceries, do their own laundry, or even do anything other than sleep and work. How are these people ever going to learn how to take care of themselves and think on their own? What we're going to be left with is a bunch of 30+ year old entitled idiots who have the mental development of an 18 year old.

I hate everyone today.

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#4464917 - 07/20/17 12:45 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1318
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
The thing that angers me the most, are the ones I know who live at home, suck money away from their parents and relatives, yet drive new cars and buy things like boats, motorcycles, etc. but they live rent-free in the same bedroom since childhood.

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#4464934 - 07/20/17 12:56 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
KGMtech Offline


Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 964
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
Slightly off topic, but I have a 56 year old cousin in Connecticut that has always lived at home. He worked up until 3 years ago, lost his job working as a clerk in a liquor store. He's got High School and 6 months of college. No disability, no ambition either.

Due to an inheritance, he is not so concerned about employment - fine as long as his spending habits are modest.

My 84 year old aunt has always described this one: "As long as it doesn't rain in bed, he's happy" mad

For my 2 Millennial category boys, this family doofus is the Poster Child of what you don't want to have happen!
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#4464936 - 07/20/17 12:59 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
555 Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 368
Loc: New England
If you are allowed to do adult "things" in your parents house, it becomes a trap. I wanted my own schedule and decisions(normal) so off I went!
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#4464938 - 07/20/17 01:01 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
HemiHawk Offline


Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 826
Loc: PA,US
yea who raised these slackers? OH YEA whistle

Every generation thinks the next is the worst.
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#4464940 - 07/20/17 01:01 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Have you actually spoken to any young college graduates recently?

And I am not talking about the ones whose parents paid all their school expenses and gave them a credit card to boot OR allow them to mooch like you describe in your second post.

Time to step out of the 1950's, grandpa, because it is a completely different America for a young person today.

School costs have skyrocketed compared to inflation over the past 40 years. Universities are no longer a place of higher learning...they are businesses and trying to make a profit.

I agree that young people today sometimes lack drive but try to imagine how your own life would have been if employers told you that you don't even get an interview without a degree and getting one has now saddled you with a $40K student loan at 6% or more APR and even following all the rules and getting that piece of paper does not give you great odds you will even find a job in todays professional job market.

These college kids really have something to be grumpy about...guys who grew up when you & I did when college degrees were optional and good careers and the American Dream were within reach of everyone don't have a reason to be grumpy...we should be thanking our lucky stars we grew up back then.

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#4464941 - 07/20/17 01:02 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
You must live a really unhappy life to make a post about something like this, and rant and rave. You must be the stereotypical old man yelling "get off my lawn!"

Loans are nonsense? The older generations had it all handed to them. Pentions, retirement plans, high wages, cheap housing, cheap cars, cheap medical costs. All of that doesn't really exist too much these days.
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#4464942 - 07/20/17 01:02 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21175
Loc: Orlando, FL
Zero reason(s) for them to be a momma' s boy and still live at home when they are 25 years old.

Unless they are in school to be a doctor, they need to leave the nest and be an adult.

If you get a loan for college.... you must pay it back. No excuses or crying for not wanting to take responsibility for your loan debt.



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#4464945 - 07/20/17 01:07 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: Nick1994]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
You must live a really unhappy life to make a post about something like this, and rant and rave. You must be the stereotypical old man yelling "get off my lawn!"

Loans are nonsense? The older generations had it all handed to them. Pentions, retirement plans, high wages, cheap housing, cheap cars, cheap medical costs. All of that doesn't really exist too much these days.


BIngo.

Even though we had all those benefits there are a good number of my peers who are still waking up grumpy everyday living on their pensions.

Young people today don't even have the opportunity for pensions. They are lucky if their employers will match a share of their 401K contribution.
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#4464949 - 07/20/17 01:10 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
Why do you care if kids are living with their parents? Does it affect you?
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#4464952 - 07/20/17 01:12 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2962
Loc: USA
Nobody is forcing these kids to go to $100k/yr schools or to take out $80k in loans.

Education can be had for very reasonable prices but everyone scoffs at the idea of attending a community college for Gen Ed or going to a state ag school.

I have no sympathy for the student loan whiners. Those people couldn't do the simple math to realize that they'd be paying back loans for 20 years after finishing a 4 year degree.

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#4464957 - 07/20/17 01:17 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
I have lived on my own since I was kicked out at 18 right after a bad car crash that I am still dealing with to this day. Was homeless for a little while but I made it on my own. Finishing up my degree in statistics, married and have a little princess due in a little over a month. I am almost 22 now....some would say I have ruined my life and some say I have done a lot with the circumstances I had been given. Either way I am very happy and NOT living at home.
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#4464960 - 07/20/17 01:21 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: Reddy45]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Nobody is forcing these kids to go to $100k/yr schools or to take out $80k in loans.

Education can be had for very reasonable prices but everyone scoffs at the idea of attending a community college for Gen Ed or going to a state ag school.

I have no sympathy for the student loan whiners. Those people couldn't do the simple math to realize that they'd be paying back loans for 20 years after finishing a 4 year degree.


I don't mean this to be disrespectful but you really don't have a clue what the reality is for these young adults today.

Here is a good mental exercise for you...try to put yourself in someone else's shoes before you form such strong opinions.

There are not many 18-year-olds who understand the value of a dollar and the burden of a student loan. They are looking at their future and seeing that blue-collar work no longer puts them in reach of the American Dream.

And before you say that our generation knew what they were doing at 18...look at the number of divorces that our generation has had because they got married at 18 and were clueless as to what life was really about.
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#4464961 - 07/20/17 01:23 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: oilpsi2high]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
Bad Parenting.
I've said it before, Your not raising kids. Your raising adults.
You can be friends with your kids up to about 12. After that you have to act like thier employer and keeper.
Don't worry, you ll be friends again when they hit about 20 and figure out what that was all about.
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#4464962 - 07/20/17 01:25 PM Re: Millenials living at home epidemic [Re: TheKracken]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: TheKracken
I have lived on my own since I was kicked out at 18 right after a bad car crash that I am still dealing with to this day. Was homeless for a little while but I made it on my own. Finishing up my degree in statistics, married and have a little princess due in a little over a month. I am almost 22 now....some would say I have ruined my life and some say I have done a lot with the circumstances I had been given. Either way I am very happy and NOT living at home.


You have alot to be proud of.

It sounds like you were dealt some bad cards right off the bat and played your hand well.

I don't know why anyone would say you have ruined your life?
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