Used to be that no matter how much hopelessness you shoveled at youngsters, they'd just shake it off and come right back to win a World War or gain civil rights for minorities or whatever. They knew things would get better! It was the idiocy of youth played for the benefit of society as a whole.
Not any more, though. For the first time in nearly 30 years, kids these days think things are only getting worse. In a new poll, only 44% of The Youth said that they think it's likely that they'll have a better life than their parents. That's the first time the percentage has ever dipped below 50%. Hell, it was over 70% just a decade ago!