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The lives of the young
Posted 2/20/12
XD What were you expecting? Proven facts and statistics?
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haikinka wrote:


Kamek20XX wrote:

How's that for young power?!


Young Power! HOOORAH!

Wait, do I still count as young? :(


Somewhat. You basically are an adult, but without all of the privileges until you are 21, such as drinking alcohol or gambling.
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haikinka wrote:


Wait, do I still count as young? :(


Somewhat. You basically are an adult, but without all of the privileges until you are 21, such as drinking alcohol or gambling.


I'm in England so I can do both...
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No I was not but now I can combine all these opinions into an actual theory.
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That actually sounds cool o.0 I'll be waiting...
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No I was not but now I can combine all these opinions into an actual theory.


Come up with a theme statement. I am interested in knowing what you have in mind.
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"But what do you all think of youth that were raised sheltered? Are their personalities weird along with social awkwardness?"

Hmm interesting question. I previously answered objectively, and I will answer this one personally.

I had the most crazy strict Mother in the world!! And I wouldn't have it any other way...I used to get mocked by other people telling me I wasn't living the "real life" and that I was going to get a reality check. What most didn't know was that my Mother didn't shelter me from the truth of the world, she just made sure that I didn't have to experience the worse of it...I'd rather hear a lesson, than learn from a terrible experience any day.

Actually I think "sheltered" children as long as the parents is "sheltering'" them correctly turn out perfectly adjusted. Since I was under my Mother a lot, I saw first hand how business was taken care of. I interacted with more adults who were already settled into their lives, so I had many examples to follow.

That again supports that 1. Parents shouldn't enable their children..You can shelter a child from experiencing the world, but let them know what's out there and how to conquer the obstacles they face.
2. Having a parent, or anyone that's an authority figure is needed.
3.Laziness was not tolerated...and my Mother was not -ahem-shy about voicing her opinions...her verbal daggers stung enough it motivated me to get my lazy butt going in whatever I needed to do.
4. My depression came about because I expected to much from me then, and the blame lies on me. Did it stunt my growth..No actually I became a monster obsessed with doing everything..not even slightly joking >.<

Am I weird? Hmm Probably so...But I come from a huge theatrical family-so that's probably expected. Socially awkward? Not in the slightest..My mother taught me how to talk and deal with people..So I'm not intimidated by people in positions of authority and know how to speak and reach out for advancements, like jobs.

People my age: That's the only...thing..I don't know if it had to do with me just being "me" or being "sheltered" but I had and sometimes still do have a hard time connecting with others my age..It doesn't come as naturally as me being with someone much older or younger than me...but it eventually comes with some effort on my part..
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Hm thats an interesting story and then you know you to look at the wealth of the household the child lives in. There are some poor households where they cant afford to take their kids out of town and into the real world. The kids will just have to make their own fun if they can and it can even harder if the parents are poor and strict.
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Maiden_aya summed up everything I wanted to say. She's stated a lot of concrete information.
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For real she put her whole life story into this thread lol
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anybody else?
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Used to be a time when I always ran around outside, everyone I met was a friend and I barely did anything online or with video games, I did watch TV. But then I hit puberty and entered the sixth grade. Suddenly most people were assholes, I made friends with two of them and after that year I stopped dealing with most people. A year before I got a PS2 and quickly found myself spending entire days playing it. Let's see, do i think my life is sheltered? Well yes but that's my own fault. As for the whole not working thing I've been putting in applications but no one has given me a call yet. Frankly I doubt I have the skills necessary to do anything with my life since my education has been sub par and I haven't found anything of interest that really clicks with me. As for depression as others have said it most likely has to do with peer pressure and not fitting in with the crowd. As for me my spouts of depression have centered around not understanding why I'm alive. My life for the last seven years has been completely consumed by the electronic world.

I don't really know how to talk to people, mainly others my age I just don't understand them. I can get along with younger kids if I absolutely have to but I feel the most comfortable with people older than me.
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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?


Personally i think ppl are taking this whole "generational depravity" thing a bit too seriously. I thing people are demoralizing a generation of kids based on the values of times past. Of course teenagers of today have issues, but teenagers have always worried other generations. In the fifties parents were worried about daughters going to college in stead of getting married, the sixties people probably worried about their kids going to vietnam or being hippies or something. Heck, even in the nineties there was the whole grunge thing and gay-bashing and whatnot. If you ask me, the only difference between these problems and the last generation's is that these involve a more technology-immersed group and the information age isn't really like anything we've ever been through. I think we all need to chill and stop pointing fingers. Yes, there are problems, but just because they're different doesn't mean they're worse.
Moreover, frankly I'm fairly insulted by the way you're clumping teens together. I for one don't give a flying fart about celebs and I barely know who any of them are. I don't even watch t.v. that much. And if suicide rates and depression are up it's not because of some new phenomena but because of the same issues teens have always fought- LGBTQ kids being told that they're ungodly freaks by virtually everyone, young women being exposed to unrealistic projections of "beauty", teens being abused in the home for whatever reason- even just kids feeling sensitive and alienated because they don't learn that "Different" doesn't equate "bad" until college.
As far as jobs go, I can tell you right now that I know A LOT of kids that would KILL for a job but can't because of a crappy economy or because their parents won't let them. A lot of kids don't get jobs because they need to focus on school work.

I don't know that you mean to demean my generation, but you are, and I don't like the way you generalize. In my opinion, teenagers are more diverse than ever today, largely because of the social networking. Not going outside doesn't make us shut-ins, it just means we connect to others in a different way. And again, yes this generation has problems with mindlessness and stupidity but honestly I don't see that many adults that are much better. Statistics or not, I don't like the way you sound like you're writing us all off because of the actions of a few. If I'm getting the wrong impression of your post I apologize but you could have worded that better at the very least.
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h202 wrote:

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?


Personally i think ppl are taking this whole "generational depravity" thing a bit too seriously. I thing people are demoralizing a generation of kids based on the values of times past. Of course teenagers of today have issues, but teenagers have always worried other generations. In the fifties parents were worried about daughters going to college in stead of getting married, the sixties people probably worried about their kids going to vietnam or being hippies or something. Heck, even in the nineties there was the whole grunge thing and gay-bashing and whatnot. If you ask me, the only difference between these problems and the last generation's is that these involve a more technology-immersed group and the information age isn't really like anything we've ever been through. I think we all need to chill and stop pointing fingers. Yes, there are problems, but just because they're different doesn't mean they're worse.
Moreover, frankly I'm fairly insulted by the way you're clumping teens together. I for one don't give a flying fart about celebs and I barely know who any of them are. I don't even watch t.v. that much. And if suicide rates and depression are up it's not because of some new phenomena but because of the same issues teens have always fought- LGBTQ kids being told that they're ungodly freaks by virtually everyone, young women being exposed to unrealistic projections of "beauty", teens being abused in the home for whatever reason- even just kids feeling sensitive and alienated because they don't learn that "Different" doesn't equate "bad" until college.
As far as jobs go, I can tell you right now that I know A LOT of kids that would KILL for a job but can't because of a crappy economy or because their parents won't let them. A lot of kids don't get jobs because they need to focus on school work.

I don't know that you mean to demean my generation, but you are, and I don't like the way you generalize. In my opinion, teenagers are more diverse than ever today, largely because of the social networking. Not going outside doesn't make us shut-ins, it just means we connect to others in a different way. And again, yes this generation has problems with mindlessness and stupidity but honestly I don't see that many adults that are much better. Statistics or not, I don't like the way you sound like you're writing us all off because of the actions of a few. If I'm getting the wrong impression of your post I apologize but you could have worded that better at the very least.


This makes my post look like I'm just whining
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ZenZaku wrote:


MewMewcherry01 wrote:


h202 wrote:

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?


Personally i think ppl are taking this whole "generational depravity" thing a bit too seriously. I thing people are demoralizing a generation of kids based on the values of times past. Of course teenagers of today have issues, but teenagers have always worried other generations. In the fifties parents were worried about daughters going to college in stead of getting married, the sixties people probably worried about their kids going to vietnam or being hippies or something. Heck, even in the nineties there was the whole grunge thing and gay-bashing and whatnot. If you ask me, the only difference between these problems and the last generation's is that these involve a more technology-immersed group and the information age isn't really like anything we've ever been through. I think we all need to chill and stop pointing fingers. Yes, there are problems, but just because they're different doesn't mean they're worse.
Moreover, frankly I'm fairly insulted by the way you're clumping teens together. I for one don't give a flying fart about celebs and I barely know who any of them are. I don't even watch t.v. that much. And if suicide rates and depression are up it's not because of some new phenomena but because of the same issues teens have always fought- LGBTQ kids being told that they're ungodly freaks by virtually everyone, young women being exposed to unrealistic projections of "beauty", teens being abused in the home for whatever reason- even just kids feeling sensitive and alienated because they don't learn that "Different" doesn't equate "bad" until college.
As far as jobs go, I can tell you right now that I know A LOT of kids that would KILL for a job but can't because of a crappy economy or because their parents won't let them. A lot of kids don't get jobs because they need to focus on school work.

I don't know that you mean to demean my generation, but you are, and I don't like the way you generalize. In my opinion, teenagers are more diverse than ever today, largely because of the social networking. Not going outside doesn't make us shut-ins, it just means we connect to others in a different way. And again, yes this generation has problems with mindlessness and stupidity but honestly I don't see that many adults that are much better. Statistics or not, I don't like the way you sound like you're writing us all off because of the actions of a few. If I'm getting the wrong impression of your post I apologize but you could have worded that better at the very least.


This makes my post look like I'm just whining


LOL Well, it pissed me off . But yeah. You had a valid point too. There's also the fact that now we have technology as a escape route that wasn't available before. And I'm sorry to hear about your social problems. If it helps I get along way better with older people too.
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