Rebecca Cooke writes for the University of Sheffield’s Forge Press on whether today’s students are the laziest in history:
True or not, our generation, generation Y, the Facebook generation, Millennials stands accused of being the laziest generation ever. In fact a survey carried out in 2009 by the Pew Research centre found that shockingly, three in four people believe our generation to be less virtuous and less industrious than our predecessors.
Think back to the first time you told a stranger, an older stranger, that you were a student. Did they congratulate you on all your hard work, or did they roll their eyes and offer a snarky comment resembling “Easy life then?”
Undoubtedly our elders believe we have it easy. But are we really all slovenly students with attitudes of entitlement and little or no motivation? Or do we just work differently, in a way that our elders don’t perceive to be work?
Full article here.