The Same Feelings from 2008 Resurface in 2020 – How to Move Forward with Meaning. While the economic recession of 2008 and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis have very different origins, the consequences are extremely similar. Loss of jobs, loss of livelihoods and loss of certainty. Lynne Golodner remembers this feeling well. Lynne became a single mother of three young children at the onset of one of the worst financial crises in modern history, generating extreme uncertainty and unbridled fear. It’s exactly how many millennials and Gen Z-ers feel today.