Sober, sensible, professional are survival tactics

Interesting take on young professional workers and students by Lisa Pryor that deserves noting amongst all the Federal election hoopla.

The reams of copy written about the conservatism of my generation may need to be revised. Material changes to the way the country works, rather than embracing right-wing ideology, explains why university students these days appear so sober, sensible, professional. They embrace casual work not necessarily because they embrace the casualisation of the labour force but because that is the work that is available and that is what is necessary to support yourself through study now.
Describing us as conservative only paints half a picture. We are not a conservative generation. We are a generation that has come of age in conservative times. We have done what the times demand. If the times ever change, so will we.