Millennials often complain of the fact they’re viewed as lazy and unaccomplished, saying this is just a stereotype of those unlucky enough to be old.
But new research doesn’t support the image of a hardworking millennial. Men aged 21 to 30 worked 12% less in 2015 than they did in 2000, and the amount of men who reported working zero weeks doubled to roughly 15%. A whopping 35% of young men now live with their parents, and what are they doing instead of working? Kyle Smith believes it’s playing video games.
Simulated life is becoming more real than ever before.
In the 90s, the graphics just weren’t good enough for teenagers to get sucked away from reality, and stay there for good. But today, video games are more real than ever before, and its a race between tech geniuses to make it pure reality.
Pretty soon, every human desire one could possibly imagine will be simulated. Could the result be a weaker workforce?
Gamer zombies risk losing touch with both the world of work and with the potential for real human relationships. The parents and friends of these young men are doing them no favors by thinking, “I never see him anymore but he seems happy.”
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