How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed News 2019-09-03

I couldnโ€™t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected. โ€œI tried to register for the 2016 election, but it was beyond the deadline by the time I tried to do it,โ€ a man named Tim, age 27, explained to New York magazine last fall. โ€œI hate mailing stuff; it gives me anxiety.โ€ Tim was outlining the reasons why he, like 11 other millennials interviewed by the magazine, probably wouldnโ€™t vote in the 2018 midterm election. โ€œThe amount of work logically isnโ€™t that much,โ€ he continued. โ€œFill out a form, mail it, go to the specific place on a specific day. But those kind of tasks can be hard for me to do if Iโ€™m not enthusiastic about it.โ€

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