Our Generation Is The Most Fucked In History

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readOct 3, 2023

The question is, what are we going to do about it?

The generation which needs to lead the charge against the exploitative oligopolies destroying our world. Image by Thomas de Luze via Pexels.

As an older millennial, I hate the baby boomer generation.

And with good reason too.

Baby boomers — the generation which was born in the immediate aftermath of the second world war, are without question, the most fortunate in the history of mankind.

They were the recipients of free healthcare, low university tuition, excellent living standards and every other important metric of life.

But the interesting paradox of the boomers is that they have stripped every right from the working class in order to enrich the 1 percent.

Neoliberalism, which was about the privatization of government resources, deregulation of the financial markets, easy access to cheap labour and raw materials, found great expression among the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who created companies, which took the fullest advantage.

For my generation, we were told that we could become the next Gates and Jobs, if we left everything to the power of the markets.

And we listened.

And believed their lies.

And then, it all began to unravel.



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible