When my nephews were young they would often shrug their shoulders and say “whatever”. Maybe a ‘can’t be assed’ attitude goes with the teenage years? And now we have the millenials who expect everything to be done for them without them having to lift a finger.
It’s all too easy for (us) older generations to judge them lazy or label them as spoilt. Maybe we’re just a touch jealous of how easy they seem to have it these days?
There is also another perspective and possibility. Maybe, just maybe, they’re in tune with their inner Zen Master and know that life shouldn’t be about striving? Maybe, deep down, they know that life should be flowing? If so, it’s quite right that they should resist the expectations of the established world! This could all be part of humanity’s evolutionary process.
And, all these reflections could just be the latest step on my personal journey of ‘accepting those things I cannot change’.
I suppose the only response is to shrug one’s shoulders and say ‘whatever’!