WHY KIDS HAVE IT WORSE THAN THEIR PARENTS’ GENERATION. But I posted this on Facebook and got this reply from a 20-something friend:

So the economy/ government sucks and everyone is miserable, etc., etc. I am sorry. However, I am happier and making/ saving more money than ever before. I have a few young friends who are down on their luck and are looking for work. I suggest to them that they get their CDL and drive trucks like me (I am on the higher end of the profession with hotels and per diem, but thats the kind of work you get when you have all your teeth). My friends say “No, thats too much work.” I feel like my parents and their parents wouldn’t say that. They would have said, “Anything I can do, thanks for the tip” I don’t know, I can’t speak for everyone but sometimes I feel like the young people I meet are lazy, entitled or just give up easily…but I have met a few adults like that too, so who knows. When things got bad I didn’t sit around waiting for things to get better, I made it better for myself. OK, I’ll shut up now.

She does have a point.