Commentary: Who truly has it better, the young or the old?

Commentary: Who truly has it better, the young or the old?


In understanding why younger Singaporeans are angry, a few suspects usually come to mind: Social press, and the academic and work setting.

Today’s children experience a globe that is significantly different from that of previous years. With the fast pace of technological developments, the omnipotence of social media, and an increasingly globalised society, special pressures present themselves. These resources, while designed to join us, often develop a sense of loneliness and weakness.

For example, social media can alter truth, setting unrealistic measures for personal success and happiness. The constant exposure to tailored depictions of some ‘ life can lead to thoughts of weakness, anxiety, and depression.

Some young people lament that group messages are now the norm instead of forming brotherhood in full-time national support or socializing on campus. They struggle to find valuable romantic relationships using dating apps and have trouble finding new people to meet.

In Singapore, the learning program is also based on academic achievement. Young people frequently feel like they are competing for academic quality, a competition with enigmatic and nebulous rewards, which can be both psychologically and emotionally draining. The promises of a fulfilling and secure prospect is still fragile even for those with large academic credentials and an ever-increasing cost of living.

The challenging fact that despite their best efforts, they are unlikely to exceed their parents ‘ victory, in a world that has already reached amazing heights, adds an extra layer of complexity. This type of setting can cause fatigue and question the significance of their work, which can diminish the perceived value of their attempts and accomplishments.

Simply put,” What is the point”?