Businesses need to pay living wages to their workers. Period. End of discussion. If there’s a company culture of near-homelessness there’s a problem and it isn’t entitlement.
What is your point here, you had a rough time so everyone else should? Your struggle somehow gives you the right to peer down from your high horse in judgement of others who want what’s fair?
There is a big difference between 29-year-old millenials and 25-year-olds; we saw what happened to our parents and people like you during the recession and learned that keeping your head down and accepting what’s given to you didn’t get you anywhere.