There has been a growing sentiment among the Gen Z and the Millennial population that they do not want to work anymore and this woman explains why.
There has been a growing sentiment among Gen Z and the millennials that they do not want to work anymore. While it may sound like people are just being lazy, there is more to it than that. TikTok user Mik (@thatginger4567) recently shared a video captioned, "Why my generation is so 'lazy'?" explaining the logic behind the people of these 2 generations rethinking their traditional work values.
The woman starts the video by stating that she does not want to work anymore. She then asks those who were not willing to watch the entire video to go and comment about how lazy she is. Mik then begins to offer an explanation for those who would listen. She states that she does want to work because without it, she would find herself very bored. She says, "It helps give you purpose. It helps to give you something to do."
She then talks about how people hopefully get the chance to work on something that they are passionate about. Mik reveals that she was lucky enough to do what she loved and that she "genuinely liked" her job. But she points out that the other purpose of a job was so people could pay their bills so they could live, which is not the case anymore. The woman talks about how people in her generation who did everything right can not afford to live a balanced life.
Mik says, "We are working 40 to 60 hours a week on average and we cannot afford to live!" She goes on about how individuals in her generation are just not being paid enough to pay their basic bills. The woman attributes this to high costs of living and wages "not keeping up." All these factors have caused her generation to become frustrated and not want to work anymore. Despite working hard and contributing large amounts of time to work, they are still not able to make enough money.
She reveals how many of the people in her generation have two or three jobs to survive. Mik then highlights how the older generation accuses the younger generation of not working "hard enough." According to her, the cost of living had gone up by 67% since the 90s and wages have only increased by 18%. She says, "Wages have not kept up with the cost of living. That is why we cannot afford to live."
The woman explains how a lot of people are in severe debt because many things are becoming too expensive. She states how colleges, cars and housing are just too costly. Mik further adds that older generations were destroying the Earth so she is not even sure if there would be a planet to live on sometime from now. She concludes by saying all of this contributed to making the younger generation more averse to work.
People found the women's video to be extremely relatable and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @bethandthefloofs said, "The bottom line is: If you have a full-time job, you should be able to afford to live on your own but most people can't." Another individual @eldridgeblackdragon shared, "I've been working since I was 17. I'm 37 and I have nothing to show for it aside from still being alive." @lat10kaipo added, "I also want to work, I just don't want to live at my job, I don't want to live to work, I want to work to live."