This kid has no idea what he's talking about (and I say "he" in the generic; I have no idea who wrote this). He makes "barely above minimum wage," which is well below the $350,000.00 annual salary needed to not be in the 99%. The 99% is an economic indicator, not a reflection on your state in life.
Also, this kid is still in college. He has no idea what life is like once you leave the safety and security of college. He has no idea how many people had the world on a string at age 22, but had all their good plans and security crushed because of an injury, illness, or some other catastrophe. As the old saying goes, shit happens. Also, he spelled "ass" wrong. If you're going to be an adult, use your grown up words.