This new generation of millennial really needs to toughen up. These snowflakes are having a lot of trouble making it out in the world on their own.
That is exactly the case with this unidentified 23-year old woman who is “too lazy to earn a living,” according to a ruling by a judge.
She tried to sue her parents her parents because they cut her off, refusing to support her financially any more. They were trying to encourage her to take control of her own life, but there was no way she was having that.
The court decided that parents must provide food and shelter for their children until those kids achieve financial independence, which of course, sounds very reasonable in a normal household.
But, they added, “unless that need is of the own child’s making,” which now will cut off all those deadbeat kids who are leeching off their parents.
Her parents urged her to get a job, but she always came back saying “it was too much work, too many hours, not enough money.” Obviously, the court decided that she was unemployed because of her own will, not because there were no opportunities for employment.
From Heat Street:
The judge concluded that she had no money “through her own conduct” because she didn’t finish her school education or get any qualifications subsequently. The judge added that “despite relatives paying for her to attend courses in computer and office skills, she either failed to enrol or dropped out”. During the trial it emerged that the woman had, in fact, secured work in her home town of Castro Urdiales, as well as in the south of Spain and even in London, but had always quit. “She either claimed it was too much work, too many hours, not enough money” said the ruling before concluding that “the appellant’s own behavior after reaching the age of maturity – behavior legally qualifiable as laziness and lacking productive use of time and opportunities – that has left said appellant in her current situation.” Spain’s fragile economy means it has one of the highest unemployment rates among the young in Europe. This, in turn, means that it has become normal for people to continue living with their parents well into adulthood. Official statistics show the average age at which Spaniards fly the nest is now 29. It is not clear whether the woman who sued her parents still lives with them.