(Tea Party 247) – According to a new global survey by the OECD among 15-year-olds across the world, young people in the UK are ranked second-to-last in their answers to question on the meaning and significance of their lives.
The survey also found that out of 79 different countries, teens in the UK are the least likely to agree with the phrase that “my life has clear meaning or purpose.”
Consider all the radical political, cultural, social, and moral changes that are taking place in the UK and this should come as no surprise, however depressing.
The UK is a technologically developed country that once had the largest single empire in the history of the world.
There is a strong economy, high levels of literacy, widely-available education, and a supposedly unique culture, so why do so many teenagers lack meaning?
Great Britain is our closest ally for a reason. Although we threw off the yoke of their crown at the foundation of our country, our young nation’s sense of liberty, equality, decency, and piety is is deeply embedded in the land of our forefathers and they, like we, have always been strong patriots with a sense of duty to their Queen, their homeland, their families and their communities.
Teenagers in the UK have much to give their lives meaning, and yet they’re missing out on it.
Perhaps it is the far-left progressivism and humanism that has swept across the once-great Christian nations of the UK. The culture of Britain is now seeped in political correctness and intersectional politics, all of which cast scornful judgment on the wealth and privilege of Western nations while banning faith from the public sphere.
Meanwhile, in nations that are economically poor but strong in religion, like Albania and Panama, teenagers have a very strong sense of purpose.
According to Freddie Sayers, the Executive Editor of UnHerd, the fact that these results suggest that religion makes people more likely to be content means the whole subject is a “less appetising subject for liberal-minded debate.”
“The top of the OECD rankings are filled with more religious countries, and the UK is now one of the most secular countries in the world,” writes Sayers.
He also suggests that a lack of identity due to mass immigration could also be a factor.
“It seems fair to speculate that their famously strong national, regional and local cultures (Switzerland and Austria) play a part in giving their children a strong sense of place as they grow into adulthood,” writes Sayers, adding, “The OECD report actually singles out the UK as a country in which “students with an immigrant background were much more likely to report a greater sense of meaning in life than their native-born counterparts.”
He also highlights things like addiction to social media as well as weak family values as factors that could deprive young adults of feeling that their lives have meaning.
These results also highlight how young people in already secular countries that are becoming even more secular appear to be getting more depressed.
According to another poll recently highlighted by Summit News, a stunning 89 per cent of young people between the ages of 18-29 feel that their lives have no meaning or purpose.
“30 per cent of youngsters complain about being ‘stuck in a rut,’ while 84 per cent say they are failing to ‘live their best life,’” they add.