Started by Cassia, May 03, 2022, 08:37:48 AM
Quote from: Cassia on May 03, 2022, 08:37:48 AMWe got a slowing global economy AND high stock market valuations AND run-away inflation. All we need is bell bottoms pants. That 70's stagflation lasted a decade and old people were eating dog food and freezing to death. Are we any smarter now? Yuk, Yuk, Yuk.
QuoteLife is different for American kids in 2022 compared to 1972. In many ways, it is better but in some ways, it is worse. The suicide rate in 1970 for people aged 15-24 in 1970 was 8.8%, in 2020 it was 14.24%.
Quote from: Shiranu on May 04, 2022, 12:49:12 PMThat statistic gets worse the more I think about it; first it was the fact that relatively close to 1 in 5 will kill themselves, then the fact that even in the 70s nearly 1 in 10 would feel there is no point living... even that seems too damn high, because that 8.8% is still larger then the current % of Americans that identify as gay (7.1%) who make up a viable % of the population... or even crazier, the current number would be like losing 3x the Asian American population (5.1%) every year.