The current state of the world seems to have no silver linings, especially for the young who already had no hope for the future. The lack of good paying jobs and affordable housing made the future uncertain, and to add insult to injury, this pandemic has made any hope of progress unfathomable.
To make matters even worse, many millennials have yet to receive the government’s much anticipated stimulus checks. The $1,200 that the government has planned for more than 80 million Americans hasn’t reached everybody despite having been distributed a couple of weeks ago. The qualifications of this stimulus check have left many millennials in the dust, since one of the requirements was to file taxes when many millennials didn’t have a job or didn’t make the tax minimum requirement to file.
This check is crucial to many people of all age groups, not just millennials. Elderly people, non-citizens and college students have been left out of those eligible to receive the checks, which leaves them leaning on those who do get them and some of those being millennial relatives.
The truth of the matter is that a $1,200 check isn’t a solution to this pandemic. No one can survive off a one-time stimulus check and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The lack of progress in trying to flatten the curve as well as the shortage of medical assistance is very telling of the state of things. With a great sigh, we must admit to a truth that is sad and, for millennials, has been a reality well before the pandemic: the system is broken.
It might seem like it’s another dramatic complaint from millennials, but now we are all suffering from a broken system that many millennials have tried to shed light on, but have been met with disapproval. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.