People on Reddit were asked: "What is an alarming fact that the next generation is going to have to deal with?" These are some of the best answers.
Get out while you can
I believe the US will eventually become an emigrant rather than an immigrant nation.
As much as people like to whine about immigrants coming and taking jobs and stressing infrastructure, people leaving and having an ensuing brain drain is infinitely worse. I believe that within 20-40 years that will happen to the USA.
Americans will leave for Canada, Europe, maybe even parts of Asia to get jobs and to stay ahead of rampant price increases that squeeze out the middle class. The scales will tip and more people will eventually leave than enter.
It's always better when we're together
Probably that we need to work together on issues rather than go against each other. If we have two political parties that do nothing but undo each other's policies, we won't get anything done.
*deletes browser history*
That ALL their parents adolescence and young adulthood is shared, stored and accessible: schooling, parties, fun time, private time, good, bad, indifferent. Whole years, decades, a lifetime stored on the web for their children (and their friends / enemies) to research...
It's just an endless cycle
In the US, that baby boomers cannot afford to retire (don't worry fellow Gen-X/Millennials, it's not just your parents). The most optimistic estimates for the average savings of households headed by a person near retirement age (55-64) is ~$100k.
But 40% have nothing saved, so it's skewed.
Gen-X, having a hard time getting promoted because the senior people won't get out of the way? Yeah, that's not getting better, they can't afford to leave.
Millennials, don't sweat it that you still live with your parents. You will soon be returning the favor.
Younger generation (whatever you're called), get to work ASAP! We can't afford to send you to college, we're still paying for our student loans and need help funding grandma and grandpa's Social Security!
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