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The lives of the young
Posted 2/20/12

haikinka wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:


haikinka wrote:


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It doesn't matter, you're the first to die. LOL


No, I don't believe it.


So, you are not the awesome and charismatic leader that I thought you were.


I'm sorry? D:


Very disappointed.
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Posted 2/20/12
Ok why are these two going off topic for? This isnt a game this is a serious conversation
Posted 2/20/12
Sometimes just having a hobby or two can change your life. Find something you enjoy and join a club, at least you're doing something and not sitting at home. You will be off the streets too but still out there amongst the living. My hobby has turned into my career so if you have a dream, do it while you're still young. If you're 15 I strongly advise getting a job when you turn 16 and keep working until one day you build a fuckin awesome CV with a lot of experience. Like earning XP in games hah.
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I'm 15, and I can pretty much do whatever I want; but I'm bored, and lazy =.="
Posted 2/20/12
Sorry, got a bit carried away o.0
I guess we could give parenting lessons to parents, but then it sounds like it's all their fault....
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We're in a world were ppl let tv and the internet raise their kids
Posted 2/20/12
That's true, but I don't think anyone is prepared to give up either.
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YA! Don't dis us moms. You can just cook your own meals, do your own laundry, drive your own cars to your stuff, fail your classes because you can't be bothered to do your home homework, shove yourself into the shower, go to bed at a decent hour....blah, blah, nag, nag nag.

And kiss yourself on the cheek, get hugs when you're feeling down, be babied when you're sick, have someone watch out for your interests. For you older ones it's: get your folks help when you have an emergency, get their advice on something, to share the joys of life and know you'll have an appreciative audience. or to tell them you need their help to get your advanced degree.

Oh, excuse me is that being sheltered? My son doesn't go to a school which has metal detectors at the entrance and police permanently stationed there. He's never had to face someone with a knife, sweated through a lock down or been body searched. Does this make him socially awkward?

Why are kids depressed? Because, they're going through puberty, they're bored, they're subjected to a lot of peer pressure and they'll never measure up for anyone. Additionally the media presents them with unrealistic views of attractive, intelligent, and fit people, who have the latest and greatest of everything and problems are solved easily. Where even the "poor" have high standards of living. All the while they are being subliminally and overtly pumped to want, want, want, spend, spend, spend. It must be new! Kids don't grow in a vacuum. You can't pin everything on the parents.

There are so many things youth must do like chose a career (supposedly for life), pick a college and get in. Engage in "enriching" activities, take lots of extra classes to get ahead, get good grades. One gets tired just at the thought of it. Then there's the news. Violence, environmental destruction, plastic food, a tax burden from things that happened in the past, lowered standard of living. Here's a box cutter dear.

No wait! You are wanted, loved and needed. I read a wonderful comment recently. This man told his children; "I came here (into being) to love you". Does any parent not feel that way?

As for work, it's out there. Sadly, too often it's not really very challenging. That's why you want to pick a field that really lights your fire. Unless you're some mental disciplinarian that can stomach a job you hate for bouku pay. There aren't too many people like that. You may come from a background where leaving the safe haven of conformity would be so different for you that it would be traumatic, nevertheless, it is possible to create your own jobs. Speaking from hindsight, holding a job just isn't that difficult. If I can do it then I'm sure anyone can.

A few years ago my mom retired at age 72. They divided her job up amongst 5 people. She actually worked in three different departments. At the same time a young new hire spent 40% of her time on her cell phone yakking to her friends and 40% out of the office. She was considered to be doing a good job by her boss and got good reviews. The younger generation always has it easier than the one that went before. And, of course, it's thanks to those who went before. 40 hour work weeks, one hour lunches, breaks, merit raises, defined jobs. Work these days is generally very structured.

If you want a different future, then make it yourself. That's what some of us mom's are doing with our children. They get to concentrate on fun things like musical theater and their bands instead of how many altercations there will be at school. Ours even had a school dance recently. No drugs, sex, gangs or police. Just fun.

You have to stand on your own two feet. Regardless of how you were brought up; in the end it's all up to you. Live your life according to your vision. You won't die and the world won't end if you don't put on a suit and join the nine to five. Civilization is actually quite adaptable. Just make sure you can earn enough money to pay your bills. That's simple survival. The rest is yours to own.
Posted 2/20/12
I wan't trying to blame it all on parent's even if it did sound that way
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Thats a very good answer I read
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I do exercise everyday, but inside not outside (kickboxing and run around gym at school). I despise reality shows and I can't get a job because MANY are unavailable, really hard to find, or way too hard to find.
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I think the reason you find lazyness or lack of work ethic in not just the youth, I no plenty of 30 somethings just as bad as any 18 year old, is that work now is more meaningless. Let me explain what i mean by this, in america at least, most people work jobs were the outcome of their work has no meaning in their life beyond getting money to use for whatever material gains they need. Your work does not affect your community, you do not create or invent anything, in truth if you weren't doing your job it would not matter. The type of jobs were you're doing something of value are dissapearing. I think the youth can pick up on this, it is easier to get lost in other worlds were you feel your accomplishing something. The youth was promised a lot in this country and now when its time to collect there isn't anything of true substance.

Has for low self esteem, that has been a problem for a very long time, it probably comes from the fact that at that age your confused and unsure about how to be happy, you've been told what will make you happy and when you find it does not, you question yourself rather than what you were told. I don't think many people are actually depressed, it seems that people in this country believe that anyone in this country who isn't perpetually happy is in need of medication, but the truth is that happiness comes in different forms and a regular person is not suppose to be always happy. Low self esteem doesn't always mean depression and sometimes it's something you just have to work trough.
Posted 2/20/12 , edited 2/20/12

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Why is it that so many young ppl ages 16-25 have such a hard time getting a jump start on life? You many ppl who do nothing with themselves but sit at home watching tv. 1 In 4 ppl in America dont exercise at all but rather sit at home watching ppl play sports or watch these dumb reality shows. You basically just sit back watching celebrities enjoy their lives. Another thing I want to cover is that half of the young have the energy to work jobs but choose not to work but rather sit at home and play video games. I also want to talk about the low self esteem in young Americans, why are so many of them depressed? Last but not least, are we too obsessed with these social networking sites which absorbs us away from reality?



But what do you all think of youth that were raised sheltered? Are their personalities weird along with social awkwardness?


Social awkwardness? What the heck does that mean? I've been sheltered almost my whole life and I turned out a okay. Not obsessed, made many friends in school and on the internet, eats healthy most of the time, drinks healthy all the time (only drink water, white milk, tea, or orange juice), exercises regularity an hour a day (boxing. Sometimes even more if I'm bored), a pretty good sense of humor (I think), and have a pretty good amount of intelligence. I have all of this and I'm only 16. Like Samantha said, can't find a job, but I'm not complaining because I can't do anything about that. How's that for young power?!
Posted 2/20/12

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How's that for young power?!


Young Power! HOOORAH!

Wait, do I still count as young?
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Posted 2/20/12
Interesting it seems that this question has many answers but its really anyone's perspective at this point
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