According to this new story over at Study Finds that the Drudge Report had linked to on Monday morning, 3 out of every 5 millennials are now in a world of hurt with life for them more stressful now than ever before.
"From slow WiFi to broken phone screens to 'zero likes' on social media" their story begins, the survey of more than 2,000 millennials found that young adults are struggling to fall asleep an average of 138 nights each year due to the everyday stressors that have largely come along with the digital age we now live in.
And while their list of the 'top stressors' that millennials face include some that most other Americans would agree with, such as their #1 stressor, losing a wallet or credit card, other 'stessors' that millennials find aggravating include such menial and every day things as: Washing Dishes. Choosing what clothes to wear. That pesky ole 'check engine' light coming on and 'forgetting passwords'.
And while 6 of the top 20 'stressors' that millennials face tie directly in to their ever present smartphones while NONE of their top 'stressors' include such very real potential events as: the electrical grid going down for a lengthy period of time, World War 3 breaking out in America, total economic collapse or any number of other different TEOTWAWKI scenarios, we thought we'd take a look within this story at what might happen if we REALLY arrive at a SHTF scenario with so many young Americans so stressed out already.
As we had reported on ANP back in January of 2017, according to a disaster preparedness survey conducted that year, 47% of respondents actually believed that their cell phone was one of the most important 'survival tools' to have in a catastrophic situation. Obviously not bothering to take into account that if the electrical grid goes down and power is off across the region, state or country, most cell phones and cell phone towers are not going to be working anyways, what happens when those millennials who are totally dependent upon their phones for just about everything no longer have them available for anything?
And what good would that smartphone do them anyways in most SHTF/TEOTWAWKI scenarios? Unless that phone can fire off rounds, build fires, cut wood, cook food, negotiate, fight, gather water or accomplish any other number of different tasks, having a smart phone in a real grid down, SHTF scenario is having another totally useless object just getting in the way.
Yet as Market Watch reported back on June 21st of 2016, 39% of millennials engage more with their smartphones than they do with 'real' human beings, including their lovers, parents, friends, children or co-workers: "It’s not your imagination; Millennials really are glued to their smartphones". Yet what will happen if and when those phones become totally useless?
As this previously mentioned Study Finds story points out, with 6 out of the top 20 'stressors' that the average millennial faces in 2019 already tied to their cell phones, a REAL TEOTWAWKI scenario will surely bring stress like they've never known.
Here are the top 20 stressful scenarios reported by millennials (ANP: Those 'stressors' directly tied to their phones in red):
1. Losing wallet/credit card 2. Arguing with partner 3. Commute/traffic delays 4. Losing phone 5. Arriving late to work 6. Slow WiFi 7. Phone battery dying 8. Forgetting passwords 9. Credit card fraud 10. Forgetting phone charger 11. Losing/misplacing keys 12. Paying bills 13. Job interviews 14. Phone screen breaking 15. Credit card bills 16. Check engine light coming on 17. School loan payments 18. Job security 19. Choosing what to wear 20. Washing dishes
Leaving 72 to 73 million adults currently on psychiatric medications, Susan warned "Should the SHTF scenario in question be a nationwide catastrophic event, then running to the pharmacy for a refill will not be in the cards, meaning that within the first month or two, there will be tens of millions of people running out of their psychiatric medications."
And with 10's of millions of millennials already stressing themselves out over their smartphones, their smartphone batteries, their smartphone signals and their smartphone screens breaking, what happens when all hell breaks loose across America, their smartphones no longer work to tell them what to do and their psychiatric meds have run out?
As Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church recently stated of the link between 'smartphones' and 'the anti-christ' , Patriarch Kirill warned "the antichrist will control humans through 'gadgets'". While Patriarch Kirill also stated then that he's not totally opposed to modern technologies, his words of warning when discussing smartphones and thinking about everything else that we've discussed within this ANP story tell us his words warrant extra attention. From the Moscow Times.:
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that humans’ dependence on modern technology will result in the coming of the Antichrist.
In an interview with Russian state media, Patriarch Kirill explained he does not entirely oppose gadgets, but warned against “falling into slavery” to smartphones.
Patriarch Kirill said that the collection of user data including “location, interests and fears” will make it possible for humans to be controlled by external forces.
“Control from a single point is a harbinger of the coming of the Antichrist,” Kirill told the state-run Rossia-1 TV network on Orthodox Christmas Monday.
“The Antichrist is a personality that will be at the head of the world wide web controlling the entire human race. Thus, the structure itself presents a danger,” he said.
The church leader stressed that “if we don’t want to bring the apocalypse closer, there should be no single [control and access] center.”
Yet despite Patriarch Kirill's warning, as we've seen in China and now spreading rapidly all across the planet in 2019, a single system of control is being established, with 'artificial intelligence' watching every move of the Chinese people, blocking some from traveling on trains or airplanes as their nation grows increasingly totalitarian, and sending a loud and clear warning to us all here in America.
So with millions of America's younger generation stressing out like never before and our nation having not even arrived yet at a REAL SHTF scenario, we can only imagine what might happen once 'the end of the world as we know it' really arrives and those millions of Americans who are completely dependent upon their smartphones for just about everything are forced into a 'cold turkey smartphone withdrawal' when the world is REALLY falling apart all around them.
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