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Quote:Yep agree there, the progressive death of many communities (won't get political) is an issue. We (with large families both sides) had a spell supporting a depressed stepson, which wasn't easy, but did stop him cycling further into depression (including suicidal thoughts) - not surprisingly the thing that did the most good was getting him to join a karate club - and I have one son who hasn't spoken to me for four years since I tried to get him to seek help for mental problems that were manifest in early childhood. It doesn't help when you have two very successful older siblings.Saints_Dazza
Thought provoking discussion. Not sure of statistics, but here's my two'peneth based on personal experience. Society is dislocated, family used to be a source of strength but there is a tendancy for it now to be scattered. More people seeking to live an idealised life and acquire ceaselessly in a society that cherishes extravagant shows of wealth and happiness above all else. Lose of close knit stable family, social, work networks supplanted by vapid social networks. There is still a lot of good and good people out there but the above is my experience of what the o.p says.
Quote:Tiger in the Bath
I would add in:
1. the poor quality of so many jobs, so much minimum wage stuff with no prospect of progression
2. no chance of getting onto the housing ladder combined with very high rents
3. combining to reduce the possibility of ever being independent of parents
Easy to meld these into "what's the point?"
Quote:Tiger in the Bath
Voting for change isn't the same as getting change. I see no prospect of anything other than a strengthened Tory majority, which will do nothing to address any of the three points I added.
It will take years to change the trends in these areas in a way which would make younger people feel more positive about their prospects.
Not optimistic. Also not under 45 but have two sons that are. We had better prospects than them in the late 70s which says so much
Its impossible to get a mortgage when your employment status is a zero hours contract , with no guaranteed earnings , no statutory paid leave , no statutory sickness pay and no welfare benefits.
Under 25`s receive £7.50 an hour if they are lucky , or they could be classed as an apprentice shelf stacker on £3.50 an hour. They are now no longer entitled to any form of housing benefit That is today`s world for hundreds of thousands of young people, a mortgage is as attainable as living on Mars.