A new study by an insurance firm is showing that some young people are upset that people call them a ‘snowflake’ because they believe it damages their mental health. They have reported that over 70% of the people they’ve surveyed or questioned that youngsters 16-24 believe the term ‘snowflake’ is not used properly and even more people believe that it could have a negative effect on people’s mental health. While trying not to laugh so hard, it was also revealed that these folks had possibly suffered from stress or anxiety, just like everyone else in the world who experiences stress and anxiety, which is naturally a part of life.
The Telegraph reported more on the somewhat funny study: “Being called a “snowflake” is damaging to mental health, young people say. Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair – and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.
The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.
But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.