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Uh-Oh: 63 Percent of Young Adults Are Already Burned Out by Adulting

Uh-Oh: 63 Percent of Young Adults Are Already Burned Out by Adulting

From meal prepping to budgeting to car maintenance, it can be a struggle to keep up with the responsibilities of adulthood. And that’s something a majority of Gen Z and millennials are figuring out quickly.

A recent survey conducted by of over 1,000 young adults found that a staggering 63 percent of respondents are already feeling the burnout of adulthood. What’s even more alarming is that a good chunk of these young adults don’t feel competent with basic adult tasks.

 Adulting IQ: Common adulting tasks Millennials & Gen Zers Can’t do survey by

Apparently, real-world experience doesn’t always translate to real-world skills. Nearly one in five Gen Zers admitted they don’t know how to write a check, and 29 percent of millennials confessed to not knowing how to change a diaper. These numbers are even higher when it comes to car maintenance, with 63 percent of young adults unable to complete an oil change and 48 percent unable to change a tire.

Hardest Parts of Adulting Ranked survey by

Adulthood is a tough gig, and it seems young adults are still trying to figure it all out. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they expected to struggle with adulting well into their 30s, and a quarter of millennials admitted they might still be struggling with adult tasks well into their 40s. But what’s the hardest part of adulting, you ask? Managing money.

Two-thirds of young adults said that managing money was their biggest struggle as an adult, with almost half of respondents saying saving for retirement was the toughest adult task. With all these financial struggles, it’s no surprise that more than one-third of young adults had to rely on their parents for help with their rent or mortgage in the last year.

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