Skip to comments.Hard work is pointless, young poor reckon
Posted on 11/27/2012 12:51:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
A third of poorer Germans do not think hard work will get them anywhere, while over half of the younger poor said they would never be able to climb the social ladder, a new survey shows.
An overwhelming majority of Germans on a low wage under the age of 30 said they believed it would be impossible to move up into the next wage bracket, according to the survey conducted by Allensbach pollsters for Bild der Frau womens magazine.
One third of those questionedregardless of age or incomesaid individuals could not get anywhere by trying alone, and that a persons parental background played a far larger role than personal effort in where they ended up.
Far from having given up the ghost, over two thirds of under-30s in Sweden were convinced hard work could get anyone anywhere, whereas just 28 percent believed climbing the social ladder was difficult.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
Atlas went on disability.
Coming to a country near you...
Only a third? Not 47% ?
If your stomach isn’t growling, and you’re dry and warm, have a TV, probably a car, etc, all at someone else’s expense...
really, what does hard work get you?
How would they know if they’ve never tried it?
It’s already here too
welfare has become too comfy
It is the amount of one's ability, skills,and knowledge that one chooses to acquire by one's own personal effort, in addition to hard work and who your parents are that determine where one ends up in a free society.
You can also forget about self-esteem.
“A third of poorer Germans” = Turks.
Parents from Turkish backgrounds were generally more ambitious for their kids, with 70 percent of those with children under twelve wanting their offspring to move up socially, compared with 42 percent of all parents.The study in question compared Swedish and German poor youth, generally. But media bias can of course not be discounted, nor is the difference between Christian and Muslim Turks expounded on (if significant).
World Communism File.
The logical conclusion to thinking that the wealthy are “winners in life’s lottery” who got what they have through inheritance, connections, rigged insider deals, etc.
The year I started college, Vassar went co-ed.
I seriously thought about going. I figured they couldn’t all be playing on the same team, and the odds would certainly have been in my favor.
Sadly, I got a mostly marketable degree and had to work for a living. I must be “rich” now in spite of my poor undergraduate decision making, since my taxes are going up next year and Obie said that would only happen to “the rich”.
Your post is describing a “perfect storm” situation for creating the most massive government employment program ever conceived by mankind.
Socialism and communism always fail because they’re backwards on THE LAW OF EFFECT. THE LAW OF EFFECT basically says that you generally receive more of the behavior you reward and less of the behavior you punish. If you punish hard-workers by taxing them and taking more of the money they’ve earned, then you will have less hard work. If you reward people (with tax money taken from hard workers) for doing nothing, then you will have more people doing nothing. It’s just not that hard to understand. The Democrats understand this. The problem is, they don’t care. They are out to enrich themselves, not have a better country.
I say let the Neets ride the buses for free. The buses are going to roll down the street whether the Neets are on them or not. May as well let them on as long as the Neets are going to school.
Hard part is convincing the Neets it is worth going to school in a poor economy.
Is that you, Mr. Obama?
You don’t want to allow the Neets to ride the buses to school?
Had to see what “Neets” meant, from a search:
In fact, things have got worse: the phenomenon of Neets (young people “not in education, employment or training”) is on the rise.
More than 1.2 million 16- to 24-year-olds in England, Scotland and Wales - almost a fifth of the age group - are spending their time doing literally nothing, according to a study published last week....
This seems to be a spreading problem. Especially bad where their is an aging population. I read yesterday that in Japan more diapers are being sold for old people than for babies. That’s a scarey thought. It will be really bad if hard economic challenges get paired with a growing Neet problem.
their = there
I use a guy on a as-needed, part-time basis. He works a warehouse job with very flexible hours. He has a B.Sc. degree in biology and worked two years after college for the County Health Department. They laid him off 4 years ago and he has been scrounging for decent work since. It is real tough though for him when he is competing against 500 guys with more experience than him.
Super bright guy too, likable, hard-worker, fast learner.
Yes - we have met the Euro-trash and they are us....