Has a generation ever been as lazy as mine? There are so many charges of apathy against us millennials, I can’t be bothered to list them. We’re reactionary, unengaged and politically disinterested. In the last general election, under half of 18- to 24-year-olds bothered to vote, compared with 76% of those aged 65 and over. Research by the Hansard Society this year found that only 12% of young people are certain to vote in 2015.
We don’t learn to drive. We enter the job market reluctantly, unable to spell (allegedly). We fly the nest late, only to boomerang back. So, we’ve been written off as the “meh” generation. The New York Times columnist Thomas L Friedman dubbed us generation Q for quiet. My friend’s joke we’re “generation burgh”, so lazy we can’t be bothered to think of a name.
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