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  • Youth's Thoughts
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    Youth of Red Badge of Courage and Youth of Today As a young member of today's society, I don't fear death. If I did fear death, I would be 'dead. ' There are so many sources of death today, like car wrecks, shootings, drugs, and diseases that if I was constantly afraid of all of them, I couldn't leave my own backyard. Therefore, I refuse to believe that death will happen to me. In the novel The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, the 19th century youth, like youths of today, is unafraid of d...
  • Poetry Among Young People
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    Youth and Poetry Poetry by definition is the art of writing that shows more imagination and deep feeling that ordinary speech. Poetry is a set of sensual words with deep meaning, but for some reason young people do not appreciate it. Hugh Maclennan states, 'For without poetry these youths were poor. ' ; He was referring to a group of teenagers he encountered, but this statement can be directed to the majority of youths today. Poetry is dead in our lives, and without knowing what it is, we will n...
  • Role Models Of Today's Youth
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    Are today's superstars really role models for today's youth? I think they are! So many people in the entertainment business set great examples for our youth to strive for the best and most out of life. Take musicians they really come through in times of need. Take this past few weeks with the tragedies in New York City and Washington D. C they have helped organize relief funds and benefit concerts for the families who lost their loved ones. They went to the scenes and helped out by passing out f...
  • Negative Assumptions About Youth
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    Adults Assumptions On TennagersEveryone knows that throughout life, assumptions and stereotypes a remade. Whether they concern age, gender, race, class and so on, it does not matter. Stereotypes are always made in some form or another, some can be referring to positive aspects, while others can be bad. Whether good or bad, stereotypes should not be made, if a person has not met someone, they shouldn't presume to know them or their 'type'. No two people are identical and so they should not be tre...
  • Today's Youth
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    Youth: Then & Now The spirit of youth has changed dramatically since the days of Joseph Conrad and his story, 'Youth. ' Conrad strongly emphasizes the desire and strong will of the young crewmen. Whereas, today's youth do not posses he drive and motivation of their ancestors. All in all, it is clear through the passing time, attitudes have changed. 1 'O Youth! The strength of it, the faith of it, the imagination of it!' Conrad's example of youth powerfully describes the greatness of it all. Marl...
  • Contributor To The Rebelliousness Of Youth
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    Youth in today's society feel a need to be rebellious because of individualism and peer pressure from role models. Youth in the 90's want to be like their favorite actor or actress, they want to be well liked and popular with others, and they want to be an individual doing their own thing; but what are the factors that contribute to youth's rebelliousness? One of the big contributors to youth's rebelliousness starts with individualism. Young people feel as if they do not need to be controlled by...
  • Differences Between Today's World
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    When comparing the past times of children of today with those of yesterday, it can be said that the past definitely leads to the future. Long gone are the days of the pen pals of yore, today's electronic mail has changed this activity forever. Campfire stories have been replaced by video cassette recorders, books on tape, Play doh put away for Sony Playstation; these are merely a few of the differences between generations of children. Long ago, society at large was not as sophisticated as compar...
  • Political Leaders And Authority Figures
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    Sex & Violence in the Media In today's day of age many parents, political leaders, and authority figures use the argument of Sex & Violence in entertainment as an excuse for their irresponsibility and delinquency in rising today's youth. In today's day of age many parents, political leaders, and authority figures use the argument of Sex & Violence in entertainment as an excuse for their irresponsibility and delinquency in rising today's youth. This idea of the entertainment industry infecting th...
  • Important To Today's Youth
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    Today's youth could really listen to the advice from Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. If teenagers would only do the tasks that they need to do today, then they would be less stressed and would not worry about it tomorrow. They could also do a better job at what they were doing, instead of having rushed through it and done a poor job. That is why they should listen to Benjamin Franklin's aphorism, "Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today". Teenagers today live in a rushed world....
  • Our Previous Generations As Sheep
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    The Youth of Today: A Misunderstood Generation Previous generations have set expectations for today's youth, stating that those born between 1979 and 1994, my generation, the Y generation, can easily be categorized into stereotypical groups. My generation is prejudged with stereotypical labels such as the lazy generation, the rebellious generation, and even the violent generation, each label more degrading as the extensive list continues. The previous living generations which are composed of Gen...

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