The ongoing pandemic has caused young people to lose hope. A survey of 2,000 youths, for example, found that 40 percent of 16- to 25-year-olds now feel that their goals for the future are “impossible to achieve,” reports the International Business Times. The article quotes Brie Loskota on the toll that the pandemic has taken on the mental health of millennials.
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Brie Loskota, executive director for the Center for Religious and Civic Culture at USC, noted that the pandemic highlighted a pattern of institutional failure for a generation that grew up with 9/11, the Great Recession, climate change, unaffordable housing and massive student debt.
“Many young people see the world systems their grandparents or great grandparents built as highly vulnerable and inadequate to the challenges of the world today, so they don’t invest in authorities outside their control,” she said in a report. “It’s not something they care much about; they have no reason to trust it because they’ve only seen failure after failure. It’s not an irrational fear.”
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