What do you mean, “unlucky”?

Yesterday, during our coffee call, a colleague said that the next generation is increasingly being referred to as “the unlucky generation.” And, while we strongly oppose this framing mentally, there is a solid grain of truth in it: More and more young adults feel “unable to build their future.” 

The breakdown generation has bad luck with the environment. They are unlucky with the bill of the corona crisis. They are unlucky not to be able to rent, let alone buy, an affordable home. They are unlucky that digitization makes middle professions disappear, for which they are being trained en masse. They are unlucky to start their working life with tens of thousands of euros in student debt. They are unlucky with the rising healthcare costs. They are unlucky with the skewed distribution due to aging. They are increasingly unlucky when they want a permanent contract. And if they don’t pay attention, they will also have bad luck with their pension. 

The breakdown generation has bad luck with the environment. They are unlucky with the bill of the corona crisis. They are unlucky not to be able to rent, let alone buy, an affordable home. They are unlucky that digitization makes middle professions disappear, for which they are being trained en masse. They are unlucky to start their working life with tens of thousands of euros in student debt. They are unlucky with the rising healthcare costs. They are unlucky with the skewed distribution due to aging. They are increasingly unlucky when they want a permanent contract. And if they don’t pay attention, they will also have bad luck with their pension.

FTRPRF-ADV 25 March 2021

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