Survey Reports Millennials And Gen Z Are Increasingly Pessimistic And I Blame The Media For Reporting The Sky Is Always Falling


A new survey reports Millennials and Gen Z are increasingly pessimistic about their lives according to Bloomberg. Income inequality, crime, terrorism, personal safety, climate change, natural disasters are just some of the worries young adults and teens have in America in the survey.

And it’s no wonder.

The media scares them to death every day they turn on the news or open Twitter on their phone.

Every day the news tells them the sky is falling, Trump is horrible, and we’re all dead in ten years because of climate change.

The world is going to hell in a hand basket and we have a shortage of baskets because of global warming.

The truth is the world is not as bad as the media says it is.

Things are actually pretty good thanks to a growing economy and we have more innovation than ever before making our lives easier.

The best thing Millennials and Gen Z could do is turn off the news and go enjoy life.

I’m Chad Whittle and that’s a Whittle Bit of Commentary. For more visit


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