Sometimes, as a Millennial, I get really resentful. I get tired of the image of our generation being soft and entitled. I’m tired of being told that we need to just “get on with it”. This idea that we were simply given too many participation ribbons as children.
The fact is that the world has changed in the past decade… And Millennials are the fodder.
Tutitions began to rise and we came out of university with record levels of debt.
Jobs, good and steady jobs, became a thing of the past, replaced by contracts that start and stop, and give very little security.
And, housing, dear God, housing. In the Lower Mainland one can’t win. Renting is too much. Owning is too much. We buy these little places, our small foothold into the market, and then can’t move up.
We put off marriage, babies, as we attempt to get a grip.
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