Group Captain Lionel Mandrake from Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr Strangelove'.

Group Captain Lionel Mandrake from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’. Yes, he’s an RAF officer, but I’m a lazy millennial, so who cares?

‘Lazy old time wasting millennials’, is a charge that is often leveled, but now it has been actually proved.

Over 65 percent of 18-35 year olds in London say they waste bags full of spare time, while more than one in ten millennials say they tend to spend up to an entire day a week on social media or on gaming platforms.

According to the research organised by the British Army Reserve, during each typical working day, the average youthful Londoner spends two hours on the sofa; over an hour daydreaming and nearly two hours gaming.

Social media 

Social media gobbles up the most minutes, with 18-35 year olds in London checking their social media pages on average six times a day.

However, this online obsession is sapping millennial’s lust for life. According to the study, 70 per cent of young people claimed that they had never done anything exciting in their lives.

Naturally, the method behind the survey was to get these lackadaisical millennials to fall in, spring to attention and join the Army Reserves, where they will certainly get to do something exciting, but might find themselves being shot at at the same time.

Major General John Crackett said: “The Army Reserve should be a top choice for all those wanting to make the most of their spare time”

“Whether that’s doing something new like parachuting, skiing, sailing or rock climbing, learning a new skill or be able to roll your sleeves up and help out in a humanitarian crisis, the Reserve has it all.”





Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.