A new global survey by the OECD of 15-year-olds across the world found that young people in the UK are ranked second to last in the “meaning of life” index.

The survey also found that teens in the UK, out of 79 different countries, are least likely to agree with the phrase “my life has clear meaning or purpose.”

Given that the UK is a technologically developed country with a strong economy, good levels of literacy and education and a supposedly distinct culture, why do so many teenagers have such low life satisfaction?

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