Friday, December 13, 2019

Millenials and entitlement thinking

Aside from the reasons outlined in this CNBC article below, I think two other important factors why mental health for millenials seem to be deteriorating: (1) too many scare frankenstein stories (climate crisis, garbage/plastic crisis, inequality crisis, NCDs crisis, tobacco crisis, sugar/obesity crisis, water crisis, energy crisis,...), and (2) socialistic, entitlement thinking, many young people are surprised that they have to work? Aren't they supposed to get universal healthcare (UHC), universal education (until university), universal housing, universal basic income, other freebies?

(This quote above, CTTO, not mine, thanks.)

Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
OCT 11 201910:43 AM EDTUPDATED TUE, OCT 15 201911:24 AM EDT
Todd Wasserman

* A recent study by Mind Share Partners, Qualtrics and SAP reveals that half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left a job for mental health reasons.

* In addition, the American Psychological Association found the percentage of people dealing with suicidal thoughts increased 47% from 2008 to 2017.

* Companies like Cisco, which claims that 7% of its U.S. workforce is accessing some form of mental health and substance abuse treatment, is confronting the issue head-on, with several programs available to its 75,000 employees and 11,000 managers.

And this article from Wapo below promoting entitlement -- government should give away more cash transfer to the poor, working or not working, saving or not saving, gambling or not gambling, just give away more tax money (or borrowed money) and the "multiplier effect" will be big, hahaha, wow.

Government will get money from the people via taxes and borrowings, give to the legislators and agencies, then give back to the people. A P100 tax revenue can net only perhaps P60 back to the people after deducting salaries, travels, offices, etc in government (legislature, executive). Then there will be big multiplier effect? I don't think so.

What would happen if we randomly gave $1,000 to poor families? Now we know.
By Francisco Toro   Dec. 4, 2019 at 1:57 a.m. GMT+8

“There’s more and more interest in running these programs at scale,” Berkeley’s Miguel, one of the study’s authors, told me in a phone interview in November. “More and more governments are coming around to the benefits of cash transfers.”

I posted the above notes and links in my fb wall, a young friend Sarah Mishael Maderazo commented, good points:

"1. Why does saving the planet have to mean taking people’s money? Because it’s not about the climate, it’s about power.
2. When the youth don’t know how to govern themselves and take responsibility for their lives, they turn to government to take care of them. Also, they are constantly bombarded by propaganda/rhetoric that tells them they live in hell. Ugh socialism sucks."

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