It’s The End of The World and Millennials + Gen Z Feel Fine

5 min readMay 14, 2022
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Younger generations are quitting jobs, not saving money, and moving on. The current political and economic climate has scared them. And of course, Covid. They are spending all their cash, worried about a collapsing supply chain.

It reminds me of the old REM song, R.E.M. — It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Recently in the NY Times, “The World’s a Mess. So They’ve Stopped Saving for Tomorrow.”:

In a tumultuous time, many adults under 35 have stopped playing it safe. Instead of banking as much of their pay as they used to, they’re saving less, spending more and pursuing passion projects or risky careers.

A recent study by Fidelity Investments found that 45 percent of people aged 18 to 35 “don’t see a point in saving until things return to normal.” In that same age group, 55 percent said they have put retirement planning on hold.

For some, like Ms. Narang, the isolation of pandemic life triggered the decision to enjoy the moment, financial consequences be…




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