What happens to this youthful optimism when millennials discover that unicorns are mythical beasts, the lottery is a losing proposition, and the vagabond life doesn’t work with children? They may become the angriest, most pessimistic generation in a thousand years. Violent revolutions come out of such generations. I am personally hoping to die peacefully in my sleep before this particular shit hits the fan, because I am well enough off to become a target of their anger. But it sucks for my millennial children.
Making Lemonade
Kurt Guntheroth
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Although somewhat extreme, I share your concerns. However some would say what you are predicting is needed to address some of the world’s biggest issues. And, as has been historically proven, happens as every society (empire) eventually crumbles under their own excess.

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