Majority Of Millennials Say They're Having A "Quarter-Life Crisis"

Tyler Durden's picture

Burdened by an unprecedented pile of debt and facing a job market that is rapidly hollowing out, it’s no wonder a shocking number of millennials feel like they’re living through a crisis.

Unsurprisingly, a LinkedIn survey of 2,000 millennials shared by Moneyish found that 72% of young professionals ages 25 to 33 said they’ve been through a quarter-life crisis, or a period of self doubt and insecurity causing them to question their life choices, relationships and career paths.

Yeah, a shortage of disposable income, not to mention employment opportunity, will do that.

The main factors people grappled with were finding a job they’re passionate about (57%) and the pressure to buy property (57%). Both priorities were much higher than finding love (46%), which is much easier today thanks to the advent of online dating. Women (61%) in particular are more likely to be unsure of what their next career move is compared to 56% of men.

Millennials tend to face excessive uncertainty in their career trajectory, question their life choices and have a difficult time staying present in the moment mainly because they don’t have a lot of real-life experience, Dr. Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist and the author of The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius, told Moneyish.

“Things are really difficult for people in their 20s and early 30s because you’re making what seems like the most important permanent decisions of your life. In reality, many people do make changes, but it feels like these are non-refundable changes that you’re making for your career, relationship or family,” she says.

 

“Once you choose something, you’re ruling out other things and that’s anxiety producing."

Women in particular feel more pressure than men in their twenties because the biological clock is ticking. Many women feel pressured to step back from work to focus on building a family, or making other sacrifices they’d rather not make.

“It is difficult when deciding ‘I want to have children’ or ‘I want to have a family’ and this is the window and the window may or may not be coming at a great time professionally for you,” says Saltz.

The survey also found that 31% of people felt they had wasted years in the wrong job while 34% had relocated to another part of the country or abroad and 35% reportedly changed their career entirely.

One reason why millennials feel stressed is because they have unreasonably high expectations (i.e. they expect to have a similar standard of living to their parents, or even a better one).

“Many people in their 20s have unreasonably high expectations. Not only should they be earning well, but they should be loving the concept of what they’re doing minute to minute. We’re a very happy focused society right now, where, if you’re not happy something is wrong. That bleeds into how you feel at work,” Saltz suggests.

To help curb feelings of anxiety, Saltz recommends that millennials practice gratitude, learn to lower their expectations and recognize that success isn’t instant and that building a respectable and solid career takes work.

Or, of course, they could also consider getting a sugar daddy.
 

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Cman5000's picture

This post gave me cancer.

Gap Admirer's picture

"Because Mommy and Daddy have a BIG house and I don't.  Not FAIR!!!  I was told that I DESERVE everything when I was in government school. We need laws to fix this problem. Hillary(!) would have fixed this."

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

They would probably feel better if they trained with the local militia, volunteered at the Salvation Army, picked up trash on the beach, judged highschool debate, or read ZeroHedge.

J S Bach's picture

This is actually a good thing.  It will mean YOUNGER people waking up to their true (((nemeses))) before they're too old to have the energy or inclination to DO something about it.  The young are the muscle of revolutionary movements.

Ms. Erable's picture

Reality is contrary to what Heather's Two Mommies told her:

You are not special. You're not a unique and beautiful snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're the all singing, all dancing crap of the world.


Bes's picture

Majority of Millenials Say Their Parents, and Grandparents, Chasing Oligarchy Fantasies

Fucked Them Over

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there fixed it for you.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Every educational institution in the country claims that they are training their students to be leaders.  Not one institution says their students will be great followers. How's that going to work out?

Realname's picture

Ask the kneegrows. Apparently, they wuz all kangz n sheeeit.

CIABS's picture

So, the millenials are all going to live 100 years?

sleigher's picture

It's already happening.  Read /pol/ more.

spag's picture

seriously though, growing up in the 80s, the government picked up the bill 100% for my college degree, not because i was a genius but simply because less than 10% of kids went to college in those days. once i got out of college, within a few short years, i was making so much money i could buy a townhouse in london with just a years salary, ok, i was highly paid, but the fact that property was affordable made a huge difference.

kids today have a legitimate reason to feel battered. we the older generation did fuck up by allowing the endless money printing to inflate asset prices. we did fuck up by allowing the banks to basically destroy the real economy, we fucked up by allowing the large corporates to offshore all the jobs.

and now we expect this overstressed younger generation to pay for our pensions because we didnt bother to fund it.

 

good luck on that, just have to hope none of the kids know build a madam guillotine

not dead yet's picture

If you're homeless and starving you're great material for revolution. None of the millenials are in that position so there goes your revolution theory. If they try revolution it won't get far because it will be all about them and their selfish desires, of which there will be many desires but little in common to unite them, not about bringing meaningful change. Revolution means you throw out the old and replace it with much suffering and pain and little guarantee things will be better. How'd that work out for the Russkies in 1917 or when Adolf and his pals took over Germany? Maybe that movie Wild in the Streets will come true and everyone over the age of 30 is put in concentration camps while the young'uns plunder and party rather than come together and build.

Over half the college grads leave school debt free thanks to their "despicable" parents and grandparents who footed the bill while little Jimmy and Jane partied instead of working during the school year and spent the summer laying on the beach. Many wasted their years in college because there were never going to be enough jobs requiring a college degree because far too many bought into the koolaid and went to college. According to recent reports 67% of the 2017 high school graduates are going to college, 50% too many. For decades now far too many kids who shouldn't have gone to college did because they bought into the propaganda which created a sellers market so the education industry could crank the tuition and fill their seats, while putting up more buildings and adding more seats, to indoctrinate rather than educate. Which leaves lots of unemployed immature SJW's and snowflakes with time on their hands to pillage and burn not because they care and want change but because they like causing trouble and destroying things.

Much has been made of the huge numbers of college grads getting bartender and waiter jobs as if that's a bad thing. For most those jobs pay damn good with tips. Far better than a lot of degreed jobs, and more fun. Especially in rich areas. When my kid was in college years ago he could make 50 to 100 bucks a night in tips at a pizza joint for 5 hour shift. In rich areas of Florida the waitresses drive Corvettes as rich guys would drop 10 to 15 bucks each in tips over breakfast.

What we're really talking about here is a subset of the millenials. Most are doing just fine but that doesn't fly in the age of negative distorted reporting. Most don't hate the generations before them either as so called journalists try to ignite trouble between the generations to sell their bullshit or push an agenda. Just as there is a huge lie about the lack of jobs for those without a college degree, only for those too lazy to actually do a days work and would prefer to sit behind a desk, so the indoctrination for profit, I mean education, industry can fill overpriced college seats while lying about the opportunites available.

 

not dead yet's picture

Unless they hae a chrystal ball no one knows the future. People with an agenda keep pushing the bullshit about how every generation from now on will have it worse and far too many buy into it. I like the one where they talk about unfunded liabilites in the trillions 30 years from now but fail to account for the revenues that will be collected in that time. It ain't a liability till it comes due. By using their method your funeral in 50 years is an unfunded liability today. Or if you live paycheck to paycheck next weeks groceries are an unfunded liability even though you will have the cash in hand by then.

inhibi's picture

TLDR. You could have just pointed out we have a welfare state.

 

No welfare state = revolution. It should have happened a generation ago not with Millenials anyways.

ElTerco's picture

They might change their personal life, but more likely this "crisis" will make them want to hide in their own safe hole during their entire lifetime rather than become activist.

Richard Chesler's picture

Hope and change never meant what they thought it meant.

chunga's picture

I'm gen-x realizing the same about MAGA.

Hata Mari's picture

I thought you were older Chunga. You have insight. I respect that.

Bes's picture

watch out

the trumptards

come out in force over

words like yours

jaxville's picture

Yes indeed...perhaps they would learn why their standard of living is declining. It's not just their generation either.

inhibi's picture

u feel better reading zh? Like every post of yours is negative lol. 

Case in point.

max2205's picture

They're all going to be in AA in 5 years.  

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I don't understand why you got so many down votes.

I was raised by a mother and grandparents that were brutally honest. The one thing I grew up hearing was this: life is not fair.

Hard truth to deal with. Glad I was taught this from a young age. I am grateful.

DCFusor's picture

I'd guess the down were because many here are too stupid to recognize sarcasm without explicit tags.  It's not just here.  Seems most of the world is getting lazier and stupider by the day, if they don't just TL;DR on out before going off.  It's not fun to watch.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

Ahhh thank you for the clarification! Pretty obvious to me.

I agree, it isn't fun to observe. I do my best to teach the younglings. Some want to learn but too many could care less.

Hata Mari's picture

I think it was more the reality of the truth people were downvoting. Not so much the comment.

Gap Admirer's picture

Yeah, I thought that the quotes around it would have made the /s clear.  [sigh...] Obviously not to many...

AGuy's picture

"Hillary(!) would have fixed this."

Most Millenials despise Hitlery, but they do adore Bernie.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I found a lump. Going to see my primary care doc on Monday. Hopefully it is nothing.

There is a point where I would refuse treatment. I am fine with surgery. Cut it out and see how it goes. Cheap way to have a double mastectomy. I have wanted a breast reduction for a number of years. This could be a way to have insurance pay for it. I would be happy to go down to an A or B cup.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

Thank you.

The "C" Word is the big scary monster. I refuse to buy into all the hysteria.

I will quietly live my life as I always have. Losing my too-big boobs wouldn't be the biggest loss of my life.

I understand that I am going against the feminist BS code and against the pink fucking army. I don't care.

Sometimes it is healthy to cut away the junk. I am a survivor and always have been. I have been brutally honest for years. I don't see any reason to change my MO now.

Anonymous_Beneficiary's picture

Heavy metal toxicity could be the cause. Probably the number one cause of cancer and most other disease today.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I am not a doctor nor a researcher. I think there are many factors that cause cancer.

At this point it could be a simple fat deposit or benign tumor.

I refuse to freak out. I refuse to buy into the whole cancer hysteria. I have lived a healthy life. Much healthier than most.

By the way, men also need to do breast exams. As well as testiclular exams. A small pea-sized hard lump? Just get it checked out.

Not a big deal. If you live in the US or Europe we have amazing doctors.

All Risk No Reward's picture

HRH and All,

The allopathic medical model was set up by the Money Power Oligarchy that set up the fraudulent debt-money societal asset stripping system.

The Money Power Oligarchy EXEMPT themselves from allopathic "medicine" as much as possible.

John D. Rockefeller has a homeopathic physician.

The Queen of England has a homeopathic physician to this very day.

David de Rothschild is a naturopathic physician by education.

Use a little logic and you can figure it out.

If your rely on the sick maintenance model the Banksters set up for you, well, you are likely in for a rough ride at some point.

Your health is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Here's an overview that is lost in the allopathic model:

1. Enzymes run your body's biochemistry.
2. Enzymes consist of an amino acid and an amino acid with a mineral and/or vitamin.
4. All hormones and all neurotransmitters are created through enzymatic action.
5. If you don't have the right amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, your enzyme activity will be inhibited and, in turn, so will your hormone and neurotransmitter production.
6. Magnesium is the most important mineral, by far, even in the other minerals are important as well. There is a reason the body's energy currency is often called MG-ATP in the medical research literature that most doctors avoid. No Mg++, NO ATP, NO ATP, NO LIFE.
7. Mg is not replenished into the soil by conventional fertilizer.
8. Mg is chelated out of the soil by RoundUp Ready.
9. Mg is lost from the cells due to stress of any type - physical, emotional, anxiety, oxidative, metabolic, etc...
10. Infections present in the body cause continuous oxidative stress at the molecular level.
11. Root canals are cesspools of the nastiest infections with a route directly to breast tissue and the coronary artery.
12. One can't dry off while still in the shower, so if you are having health problems, make double darn sure you don't have a hidden infection in your mouth, your root canal, your gut, your intestines... anywhere.

Listen to Dr. Thomas Levy's Youtube videos on root canals, toxic teeth, and other topics.

If you have health issues (usually related to oxidative stress breaking down cells and impairing tissue and/or organ function), research liposomal vitamin C and liposomal glutathione.

Again, Dr. Thomas Levy has some good information on Youtube, especially about vitamin C in general and liposomal vitamin C in particular. His interview on One Radio Network is worth downloading and a listen (search it out).

Allopathic magnesium oxide is what you ought to expect - a bad joke.

Magnesium glycinate and magnesium malate are much better options. Quality trace mineral solutions high in Mg are good as well.

Everyone should consider the following goals:

1. Optimizing enzymatic expression through proper amino acid, mineral, and vitamin absorption, and proper mineral ratios (for example, Ca and Mg are antagonists, so too much Ca will drive Mg out of the cells, now you know why the Banksters finance the Ca recommendations!).
2. Re-energize the adrenal and thyroid glands.
3. Minimize oxidative stress. This requires detoxification. I'm of the mind that slow and steady is the best way to do this.

Investigate anti-oxidant therapies (liposomal vitamin C, liposomal glutathion, etc. Include some whole food vitamin C complex as well to get the extra goodies).

Investigate ozone therapies. Prolozone for joint issues. Major and minor auto-hemotherapy to cleanse and oxygenate the blood. Home brew ozone therapies exist as well.

Oxidize the bad guys while protecting the good guys from oxidative stress.

The confusion is vitamin D **strongly** indicates that it is very important and ordinary people aren't supposed to figure out why.

The Rockefeller Medicine Person standard is to measure calcidiol (the mostly inactive version) while ignoring the actual levels of the active version. That's like checking the trunk of a car for quarts of oil to determine how much oil ought to be put into the engine - literal brain deadheadedness (neologism required for this insanity!).

The evidence is that storage D can be low if active D is very high or if active D is low... and you won't know unless you test active D. In addition, Mg is required to turn sunlight into active vitamin D.

Morley Robbins is the guru and there is a ton of information on vitamin D, iron dysregulation toxicity, copper dysregulation toxicity, ceruloplasmin (perhaps the most important wellness protein you've never heard of), and much more.

Request-A-Test has a Morley Robbins derived Full Monty blood panel you can order (and maybe flex benefits will pay for it):

This package combines the Magnesium RBC, Copper, Zinc, Ceruloplasmin, Iron & TIBC, Ferritin, Transferrin and Hemoglobin blood tests for additional savings.

Customers who were advised to take this test by Morley Robbins and the Magnesium Advocacy Group should notify the lab attendant that the preferred specimen for their Ceruloplasmin, Copper and Iron & TIBC tests is SERUM. The preferred specimen for the Zinc test is PLASMA. Please be aware that it is at the lab’s discretion to decide which specimen type is most appropriate.

http://requestatest.com/mag-zinc-copper-panel-with-iron-panel-testing

*The Transferrin test requires fasting for 8-12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

There is no one "go to" book that blows away all the Rockefeller induced smoke screen.

The Calcium Lie II is a good start. Youtube has a video with the same name.

Gotmag.org is a good start, too.

The book Nutrition Balancing has a wealth of information.

Dr. Barry Sears (Zone Diet fame) has some good material.

Dr. Thomas Levy has some good material, especially regarding root canals and the simple model of oxidative stress competing with our anti-oxidant reservoir.

Different people tend to hyperfocus on different knowledge "silos." Keep an open mind and aggregate what makes sense from everyone. Different information and perspectives apply to different situations.

For example, I'd only take whole food complex C supplements if I were young and healthy. I'd avoid the sodium ascorbate. But if I had an infection or was ill, I'd take a whole lot of liposomal vitamin C to counteract the oxidative stress in my body (as well as the liposomal glutathione, another anti-oxidant).

Also, be careful of acidic tissues. The body brings in calcium - often from the bones - to buffer acidic tissues. Apparently, if one atom of oxygen is missing from the glycolysis cycle, carbon monoxide is created which leads to an over production of lactic acid in the body. In comes the toxic calcium, which then drive down magnesium in the cells. This metabolic stress causes more Mg depletion. Apparently, ozone therapy is able to knock CO off the hemoglobin.

It is a wonder that any of us can live more than a few days!

All Risk No Reward's picture

The short version:

1. Research liposomal glutathione.

2. Research liposomal vitamin C.

3. Get rid of toxic root canals that shower the body with surreptitious oxidative stress (Dr. Thomas Levy on Youtube is excellent resource).

4. Identify and get rid of all infections in the body in order to minimize systemic oxidative stress.

Bonus - very few people are iron anemic. Rather, they have plenty of iron, but it is in the toxic heavy metal form instead of the bioavailable form. The problem is the ceruloplasmin conversion step. Adding iron pills will only further damage the ceruloplasmin conversion step. Ceruloplasmin also regulates the conversion of toxic heavy metal copper to bioavailable copper.

Minimize your ingestion of "fortified" flour, rice, cereal, etc. Eat unfortified sprouted bread infrequently, if you must eat bread at all.

Morley Robbins at GotMag.org has lots of information on this.

Oh, and frequent relaxed walking is an excellent habit.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I said I have a little hard spot. That was all.

And you show up to pump some magazine no one has heard about? Take Vit. D, C, and relaxed walks? Spare me.

If I wanted to eat sprouts and lettuce all day I would be doing that. Fuck off.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

Are you a doctor? Did I need you to tell me my health was my respsoinbility? No, I didn't not.

Did you read any of my previous comments where I mentioned using a water filter and cooking my own meals at home?

Don't dry off in the shower, WTF! What am I supposed to do? Oh let me guess, I am supposed to walk around the house naked for an hour or two while I drip dry, right?

Fuck off with your pompous ideas. You posted one fucking link about magnesium, zinc, and copper? Go peddle your BS some place else because crazy is all sold out at my place!

Where the hell did you come from? I mention one small thing and you act like you are an MD and can tell me how to wipe my fucking body off after a shower, what vitamins to take, and that I should ignore all of my medical doctors advice because they are morons (according to the non-drying-yourself-in-the-shower asshole).

FUCK YOU.

not dead yet's picture

The number one cause of cancer is heredity.  Same with many cases of high blood pressure, diabeties, heart problems, and other ailments. Which is why many women, like Angelina Jolie, have their perfectly healthy breasts removed before they may, or may not, become malignant. This is one reason why knowing your families medical history is so important.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I've never had a mammogram though my dr complains bitterly about it. I'm his only educated patient who has refused. I'm trying to take that as a compliment. He cannot appreciate my reasoning for not doing so.

I take good care of myself, exercise, meditate, do yoga and have a deep loving relationship with a wonderful man. I think I have covered the bases quite adequately and if I get breast cancer I guess that's what the Devine has in store for me. I don't want to lie on my death bed consumed with regrets.

I hope you are ok. My work is often just an endless stream of tragedy with every culture I work on. I try to do my small part well for my patients but sometimes it just isn't enough. This world is unjust. I wish I could really understand the point to it.

Miffed

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

I have had them over the years. Not a big deal.

I have to say the tech I had last year was a bitch and treated me like a piece of meat. I have insurance through Kaiser Permanente now so at least I have better options than the VA. I am grateful.

I eat good good, I cook every day, mind my weight, try to not eat too much crap. Have filtered my water for many years. I don't drink water out of the tap.

Anyhow, it's a crap shoot. I will be fine. I know enough to tell the doctors to go to hell.

The diagnosis process is what it is. I caught it early. Pea-sized hard spot.

My parents and grandparents taught me life was not fair. That is a blessing!

Thank you for the work you do! We each do the best we can.

Hata Mari's picture

It may just be a 'dense' spot. Apparently, " I am dense". I got such a chuckle out of the millenial telling me that this last time (which I already knew). 

Quote: "Oh YEAH, you're dense... you're really dense!"

I'm sure she didn't get why I was laughing my butt off :)

But I've had the biopsy as well .. I think the build-up is often time scarier than the outcome. Prayers to you Girl, (and ty for your service). In this day & age, no longer a death sentence. And yes, men have boobs too and are not immune!

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

The media has blown this out of proportion.

I have had a fat deposit on my leg. Had a benign lung tumor surgically removed when I was 18.

Stuff happens. I think I am blessed. Have a great local med center and access to awesome med team.

Good reminder to just get stuff checked. Including the guys! Don't ignore it! I found the little spot yesterday called and have an appointment on Monday. My local med center has all the latest greatest equipment. It is just a matter of going through the diagnostic process. Not fun!

Thanks for the support! Laughing is good :) I have that quirky sense of humor, too. What can I say?

Thank your for the prayers. Love and light back at you! Cheers!

Casey Stengel's picture

 

" My work is often just an endless stream of tragedy with every culture I work on. I try to do my small part well for my patients but sometimes it just isn't enough. This world is unjust. I wish I could really understand the point to it."

Miffed, I work with refugees within sight of the coastline of Turkey. Your statement articulates what I feel sometimes. Stories of beheadings and bombings are not shocking me anymore. Tomorrow more refugees will show up. Where does this end. It makes a difference to the ones I help but my help is not hardly a drop in the bucket.

Implied Violins's picture

Interesting. Since I turned 50, my Kaiser doctor sends me a home test kit for colon cancer every year where I'm supposed to send him some literal shit for testing, and I have refused to send the refuse, much to his dismay.

I guess it's because when I really need some true healing, I go to a Chinese herbalist/acupuncturist who has done more for me and my allergies than my doctor, who simply tells me to "stop eating that". And once I stopped eating dairy, wheat, and corn, after my Chinese doctor *actually* tested me and told me I was allergic, I've been just ducky.

But I hear you on getting results on other people's health, and having to be the generator of bad news. I often feel the same when fish die in my tests, and I know it's because of compounds in the water that people are drinking, and there's nothing I can do about it except tell everyone I know to buy the best water filters money can buy, because the one time I tried to be a whistleblower I got my dick stomped on, HARD.

Life isn't fair. Maybe it's a good thing no one survives it, in the end.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I personally think you should preserve your dick for more pleasurable enterprises. :)

I was fired for confronting a mega asshole Dr who was hurting his patients. Several drs came to me afterwards and agreed with everything I said but none stood beside me publicly. Wow, was I naive then. Here was a powerful man who was a medical commentator on local news who brought in revenue to the hospital and I tried to take him on and wouldn't back down. Off course they handed me my ass.

Mr confronted me over this. What did I accomplish? Did I help his patients? Did I change the way he practiced medicine? Was there ANY benefit here? No, no and no. And now he had to figure out how to run the budget without my income. Once again. So I decided I was no longer going to try and save the world. Underneath the determination to do good was stubbornness, pride and arrogance. I had to change. But Moon in Aries square Mars still gets my blood boiling over things sometimes.

When I looked at the statistics, mammograms seemed more like a revenue stream rather than a useful tool for diagnosis. I decided I was not going to be bullied into performing a procedure on my body that has such a high false positive rate. I am not one who blindly bows to authority or bases my life on fear. In this way I'm in alignment with how men men think.

Miffed

All Risk No Reward's picture

I've spent quite a bit of time in hospitals the last two weeks.

I've concluded they are insane asylums for high IQ, type A personality types.

I'm being 100% serious, too.

Near zero people in this Rockefeller Medical institution ever validated the premise of the system.

Pure insanity.

They also remind me of Orwell's saying, "the perfect handwriting of the illiterate."

Indeed.

not dead yet's picture

You two are perfect examples of why most people don't speak up. They know full well what the bad stuff that would happen to them and nothing would change. Yet you get the holier than thou ignorant ones who have never been in that situation calling you out for not "doing the right thing." Reminds me of the holier than thou Americans chastising the German little people for not standing up to Hitler and his minions. Those people knew full well doing so would mean horrible torture than death. If those Americans had walked in the Germans shoes they would have done the same.