Why Millennials Just Don't Care About Cars
Internet obsession is a big reason, but it's not the only one.
To quote the man himself, Jeremy Clarkson: "We are an endangered species, you and I. We lovers of speed. We devotees of power, performance and noise. 'Go away,' we are told. And take your carbon fiber and your fire spitting V12's with you. There's hardly a place for us out here anymore. Not among all the commuters and congestion. Not it this growing age of safety and restraint. Where practicality trumps adrenaline. Where 'miles per gallon' is championed over 'horsepower to weight.' The evidence is everywhere. You and I are being squeezed out and pushed aside, and hunted down at every hairpin turn."
I will be bold enough to propose that a major reason that the younger generations aren't that fascinated with vehicle ownership is the cost. Wages and benefits are pittiful and forking over a major portion of your income (if your one of the fortunate ones to just have a job) is enough to just say no. I feel badly for the young people today who do not have the disposable income to provide wads to waste on cars much less customizing and personalizing them like we did. Wages have been stagnant for more than three decades and this is perhaps the real reason. If wages were more in line with the prices of these new cars today you would likely see many more young people happy to own them.
I don't understand the reason for the negative comments toward the Generation Y. Each generation brings their own unique stamp on our country. If this generation chooses internet over cars, isn't that what freedom is all about? Believe me, public transportation is anything but lazy. This negativity is exactly the reason for such divisiveness in our country. Are we seriously calling people names over whether they drive cars or not? I didn't see anything in this article, or hear from others, how those "Baby Boomers" or other generations shouldn't be driving cars. And lots of Generation Y people do drive cars, even nice ones. What is all the fuss about? If you want to drive a car, drive one. If you don't, don't. Honestly, this nastiness is getting ridiculous.
In short, they are lazy
I disagree, I work with many millennials that will complete more work then anyone else I know and they except change better then previous generations and don't complain about it. On the flip side many of them do use public transportation or their bikes to go to work because they live so close to work. To me, that's smart! Problem is the media's perception has given them a bad rap and like it or not they are in the work force.
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