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70% of London millennials are stuck in a rut according to study


By John Glenday, Reporter

April 14, 2016 | 2 min read

A new survey of 18-35 year olds living in London conducted by the British Army Reserve has found that no fewer than 70 per cent have yet to do anything exciting with their lives.

The study found that over 65 per cent of people in this demographic admit to ‘wasting’ at least some of their spare time on activities such as lounging on the sofa, daydreaming and playing games.

For 10 per cent of those polled a full day each week is lost to social media and gaming alone and, most depressingly, fully 70 per cent admitted they’ve never done anything exciting with their lives

On an average working day it was found that a Millenial is likely to be sat on the sofa for two hours, spend over an hour lost in private thoughts and a further two hours immersed in video gaming.

These activities all pale next to the all-consuming pull of social media however; with respondents spending an hour a day on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Commenting on the report Major General John Crackett said: “The Army Reserve should be a top choice for all those wanting to make the most of their spare time"

"Whether that’s doing something new like parachuting, skiing, sailing or rock climbing, learning a new skill or be able to roll your sleeves up and help out in a humanitarian crisis, the Reserve has it all."


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