You quoted predictions and statistics. I quoted facts.
It is possible that millenials starting point in adult life is handicapped. But not knowing what will happen in the future means it may turn out to be a blessing.
Since you use statistics, perhaps you are familiar with the tendency of data trends to return to a mean.
That would suggest they have a bright future ahead.
I saw no statistics about how many died in foreign wars.
They don’t have that problem.
The day is darkest before twilight.
You are right, they could be the best prepared young people ever.
When opportunity arises, they will have what is known as “good luck”
I have two millenial daughters, which if I believe other statistics on millenials, is my good fortune.