An investigation into the new Lost Generation within the UK.
“They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit delusional” This is a description of The Millennials, or generation Meh from the Times US . A bold statement but this reflects what many people think of the “Lost Generation”. However not everybody agrees with the notion of Generation Meh being lazy, selfish and delusional. There are in fact strong arguments from both sides of the coin.
The general argument is that Generation Meh are individuals who strive for their own personal gain, they are lazy, they have a sense of entitlement that life should just give them a well-paid job because they have always been told they were special (delusional) and they have short attentions spans, wanting to jump from job to job. Compared to the previous generation (generation x)
It may not be as simple as this though. Generation Meh grew up in a radically different world than their predecessors and it may be that they are simply misunderstood. Generation Y argues that because of their digital knowledge they are faster more efficient workers. They “work smarter, not harder”. They are also not motivated by money but by passion and skip jobs not through short attentions spans and disloyalty but because they want to progress in the world and not be stuck in a company where there is little opportunity to do this.
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