Almost half of Hong Kong's teens are unhappy, according to a survey conducted last month by the Child Psychological Development Association (CDPA). They interviewed 575 young people aged between 18 and 25, at Tai Po Mega Mall and various schools, to gauge their happiness levels.
According to the survey, 58 per cent of young people in Hong Kong are unhappy. Eighteen per cent cited poor governance as the main reason, while 15 per cent were worried about rising inflation. Lack of space and school pressure both came third, with 12 per cent each.
CDPA counsellor Suen Ho-yan said the pessimistic view is caused by a lack of opportunities for young people who want to be free in society. She suggested young people set reachable goals that match society's needs. The government, she said, should also offer young people more opportunities, and let them know society cares about them.
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