20 April 2015

Pearls Before Swine


  1. It's pretty rare that I ever find a comic offensive, but I make an exception for this one. I am in my mid-thirties, have a PhD in a STEM field, have been unemployed for 3 years out of the past 5, have more than $100k in student loan debt, have no hope of home ownership within the next ten years, and I've never owned a car newer than fifteen years old, with less than 125,000 miles on it. I was not shipped off to the biggest wars of our century, but the awful effects of these wars hit both sides of my family.

    Well, at least we have crops. Though I'm sure the drought in the West will take care of that shortly.

    Not to minimize what old gramps has gone through, but it's not like my generation has it much better. It used to be that a four year college degree would all but guarantee a stable, decades-long career in a rewarding field. A young couple could save up a for a home on an average single income, and a teenager could work a part time job for a Summer or two to buy a brand new car.

    Maybe, just maybe, I'm a little too old to be a millennial, and this comic isn't aimed at my generation. It's all teenager problems. But I can't imagine they will have it any better when they come out into the world.

  2. I'm mid thirties too & I agree. Why is everyone picking on millenials? They are just like every generation, trying to do the best with what they have. And they're doing a pretty good job of it, considering what their predecessors left them with.
    It seems like every generation, the minute they reach adulthood, is subjected to accusations of selfishness, laziness, and inadequacy.... Before they even have the chance to make their contribution! It accomplishes nothing to compare one generation to another.
    Give them 20 years & then lodge your complaints.


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