They are at an age when life should be exciting and full of hope. But one in ten young people think their lives are 'not worth living', according to a report. The survey of 16 to 25-year-olds paints a grim picture of a lost generation of youngsters crippled by a lack of career opportunities, low self-esteem and family breakdown. The poll of more than 2,000 young people by the Prince's Trust, which aims to help the vulnerable young, is the first large-scale study of its kind. A worrying 10 per cent, many of whom were not in education, work or training as they started adult life, believed their lives were utterly 'meaningless'. Half of those questioned did not feel they had anything to look forward to, while more than a quarter said they were depressed and less happy than when they were younger. Children's campaigners said the research should be a wake-up call to ministers about a generation blighted by unemployment and the demise of the traditional family structure. - Daily Mail