According to a new survey of millennials, reading books, using cash and talking on the phone are some of the signs that you are “living in the dark ages.”
They poll of 25-40 year olds was conducted by Energy retailer Love Energy Savings.
Using cash was the top answer, with 28 per cent of millennials believing that something that was commonplace as little as 10 years ago (and still is in many countries) is a sign that people are completely out of touch.
Presumably, only using digital payments that encourage you to get into more debt and which can be more easily tracked and traced is trendy.
Another one of the top answers, chosen by 18 per cent of respondents, was “reading books,” which despite being linked with increased happiness and carrying obvious educational benefits, isn’t cool.
Going to church and talking on the phone are also seriously ‘dark age’ activities, according to millennials.
The answers aren’t that surprising given the fact that millennials are so unhappy, with deaths of despair soaring amongst the age group, which is more depressed than any other generation.
Maybe if they actually talked to people more instead of sending disappearing Snapchat texts or read books instead of flipping idly through TikTok videos for hours, they’d be more content.
Maybe if they went to church instead of spending all day indoors watching mindless YouTube videos, they’d also be more cheerful.
As we previously highlighted, a different survey revealed that almost a quarter of millennials say they have no friends while 30% say they are always or often lonely.
Maybe if they reduced their obsession with activities that exacerbate those problems, feelings of loneliness and alienation would be greatly reduced.