While their country's leader has encouraged citizensto work harder and dream big, some Chinesemillennials are declaring their allegiance to the artof being average.
Nicknamed "Buddhist Youth", these young peoplehave embraced a laissez-faire approach to life.
"Life is quite tiring," said 23-year-old Guo Jia, whobelieves being a Buddhist Youth means "acceptingthe things you cannot change and going with the flow".
As a viral Chinese social media post outlined, behaviours associated with the largely irreligiousBuddhist Youth include eating the same food every day, allowing one's romantic partner tomake all the decisions and being devoid of strong feelings about virtually everything.
A Buddhist Youth wants nothing because she or he expects nothing - win or lose, adversity orgood fortune, they accept it all.
The trend has even caught the attention of the People's Daily, the official paper of the rulingCommunist Party, which published two articles on Buddhist Youth.
"This may just be a way for young people to explore their position in society," the daily said, acknowledging that the identity was a reaction to "life's quick rhythms".