Pew Research on Millennials

https://bitly.com/bundles/pewresearch/H

includes http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/02/09/who-are-europes-millennials/

The future belongs to the young. But what if there are not many of them?

Nowhere is this more evident than in Europe, a rapidly aging region facing severe economic challenges. What the dwindling youthful population of Europe believes and how their views differ from their aging and far more numerous elders may go a long way toward determining Europe’s fate…..

In another;

…They lack a sense of agency: A majority don’t feel that they can impact the world around them or their future, a stark contrast with their American counterparts…

They are correct. This is the result of child-centred self-esteem parenting models. If it doesn’t come easily (circumstantial reasons) they succumb to defeatist fatalism that it must be impossible.

Interesting report. Superficial, of course. Case in point for Special Snowflakes;

One response to “Pew Research on Millennials

  1. “They are correct. This is the result of child-centred self-esteem parenting models. If it doesn’t come easily (circumstantial reasons) they succumb to defeatist fatalism that it must be impossible.”
    The difference between Europe and USA is that Europe values education and provides wide access to it. And hard work and education is pretty much the default.
    That’s why there are different mentalities, because hard work is pretty much something you must do to keep a minimum wage job, while in USA slacking is possible and people can distinguish themselves by working hard.
    When you can’t distinguish yourself by working hard and you don’t get extra reward over non-existent slackers, you don’t feel that working hard pays.

    Note how the second lowest amount of people feels that working hard and education pays is in Poland. That’s because wages are pathetically low and there simply isn’t an option of not working hard if one wants to keep a job, so hard work isn’t rewarded with anything but survival. Also, there’s corruption and cliques of buddies. When people get bypassed for promotion and bosses buddies/family get promotions instead, people don’t feel like they have much control over their career.

    I heard from people who emigrated to UK that a lot of nationalities working there lazy, so they may be treating people willing to work hard better, which results in people feeling that hard work pays.

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