This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Plight Of The Generation Essay

1015 words - 5 pages

The generation of those growing up in the 2000’s looks to have more problems than most other generations. This generation has become a lot of things that makes it look inferior to others. No other generation has faced some of the problems this generations faces. No other generation has been through the same things. No other generation has the same kind of advantages nor the same disadvantages.
One of the main problems with this generation is that of complacency. No one wants to fight for change anymore. Fighting for change is looked upon as a past ideal. People just think it ended in the 70’s. What ever happened to good old fashioned picketing? Somehow it died and turned into a, “’protest’ on Facebook by changing your profile picture” mentality. Everyone feels like something is wrong, but won’t get out there and change it. Like the artists Flobots say in their song “Gonna be Free,” “Get outa your chairs and get into the streets, if you wanna see this world change.” Even when this generation has the ability to look at other generations’ actions and see the good they did, this generation still doesn’t want to get its hands dirty to make change happen.
The second plight of this generation is the misuse of the social media giant Facebook. This network was made to connect people from across the world to one another, but this generation has made it into something completely different. It has become a bulletin board of hate and jealousy. The website gives many great things, but those great things can become perverted. It provides an anonymity so that bullies can hide behind a computer monitor and ridicule people that in the real world they would never have the gall to try to hurt.
The third plight is that of the society in which this generation is growing up in. This generation is growing older in a “fast food” society. No one stops to smell the roses anymore. Children of this generation grow up in daycares or with a babysitter, things good in moderation not as a lifestyle. Children are taught not to be slow, to go through life as fast as they can, just graduate high school, graduate college, get married, continue career, have children, and die. This generation is taught this is the life one should have and if one doesn’t have it one has failed. Life is taught in terms of winners and of losers. They are taught that they should be compared to others. The thought of everyone is different of one another is dying out. No one seems to care about thoughts and feelings, just results. This may be the reason that depression is so rampant in teenagers of this generation.
The fourth plight of this generation is a disconnect with love. This generation has forgotten how to love. The generation has been taught that love is a feeling, but it is not a feeling it is an action. Any person can say they love...

Find Another Essay On The Plight of the Generation

The Plight of the Black Seminoles

1479 words - 6 pages The Plight of the Black Seminoles Scattered throughout the Southwest and into Northern Mexico, descendants of the Black Seminoles and Maroons are living in this modern world today. Over one hundred years ago, the U.S. government seemed determined to systematically eliminate the Native Americans and manipulate the descendants of the Black slaves. That imperialistic attitude allowed the policies of the U.S. government to treat groups of

The Plight of the Student Athlete

1716 words - 7 pages conundrums plaguing society concerning the miseducation of these individuals. One such plight is athlete apathy towards education. This is not a generalization about college athletes but a specification concerning the select few that are unopaquely there to just play sports. This statement is in reference to the athletes that possess the pseudonym “one and done.” The National Basketball Association and its players’ union necessitate that players be one

The Plight of Immigrants to Boston

1146 words - 5 pages The Plight of Immigrants to Boston Since its conception in the early 1600's, Boston, the so-called 'City on a Hill,' has opened its doors to all people of all ethnic and religious background. At times there were many who fought to prevent the immigrants, while other people, at the same time, helped those who made it to the Americas, more specifically, Boston to make a new life for themselves. The immigrants from Ireland were not

The Plight of Genetically Engineered Food

1626 words - 7 pages I was one of those people who believed that there was something chemical or artificial about genetic engineering. To be quite honest, I had never really thought about the process of GE and I think that is the problem with the average consumer. After reading the book Tomorrow’s Table by Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak, I realized just how far my perception was from the truth. Genetic engineering is directly related to organic farming

The Plight of Third World Child Laborers

1314 words - 5 pages You wake up bright and early at 6:00 in the morning to the stark sound of factory alarms, after sleeping on the floor in a room inundated with people. Quickly, you head off to work in the dismal, rundown, sneaker or clothing sweatshop. You take your place on the line, receive your unattainable daily quota for production, and get to work. Conditions are deplorable and injuries are commonplace. Hours feel like centuries, as you work straight until

Shedding a Porcelain Skin The plight of the psychologically repressed

1766 words - 7 pages Shedding a Porcelain Skin The plight of the psychologically repressed has captured the minds of intellectuals throughout all eras of time. However, none depicts this theme as well as A Doll House by Henrick Ibsen. Set in postmodern Victorian era in Norway, A Doll House explores the confines of a woman's role amidst the subservient attitude of a self-righteous society. Ibsen brilliantly prescribes the traditional structures of a tragedy while

The Kite Runner: Highlighting the Plight of Afghanistan

1880 words - 8 pages illuminate his audience to the plight of Afghanistan and other war-torn countries. Works Cited Bibliography “Biography.” Khaled Hosseini. Authorbytes, 2011. Web. 19 Feb. 2011. . “Biography of Khaled Hosseini.” GradeSaver. GradeSaver LLC, 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. . Esten, Hugh, ed. “Tapestry of

The Plight of Ordinary People during the Great Depression

978 words - 4 pages The Great Depression touched people at every race and income level. It seemed no one was exempt from the emotional and economic toll of the downturn. Lives were turned upside down, and many did not know how to cope. With the financial collapse, kids lost their college funds, and families lost their homes. Families had to resort to making shelter any way they could. Communities were erected in almost every state that consisted of shelters

The Music of Generation X

1084 words - 4 pages The Music of Generation X         Since the beginning of time the human beings have adored the soothing sounds of music. Music has affected the way people have behaved and dressed throughout different periods of time. Different groups have been formed based upon their preference in music. Take for an example in the music of my generation, Generation X, there are several different groups oriented by music. In Generation X punks, gangs

The Music Of Generation X

878 words - 4 pages The Music of Generation X      Since the beginning of time the human beings have adored the soothing sounds of music. Music has affected the way people have behaved and dressed throughout different periods of time. Different groups have been formed based upon their preference in music. Take for an example in the music of my generation, Generation X, there are several different groups oriented by music. In Generation X

The Beat Generation of America

2266 words - 9 pages The Beat Generation of America "But then they danced down the street like dingledoolies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles, exploding like

Similar Essays

Plight Of The Prop Essay

1971 words - 8 pages journal. Obviously that first flying experience was not only a ghost of piloting past but one of probable prophecies. PLIGHT OF THE PROP (A fear of flying journal) My plight is sealed. Oh, I know, they’d rather have me say my flight is scheduled. Standing on the runway a mere 30 yards away is a long narrow aluminum coffin with wings. My wife and I tramp across the tarmac and clamber up the 2 dozen or so steps to the fuselage. Is this the way

Plight Of The Peacock Essay

1916 words - 8 pages self. All because of my 'Just a little more. Just one more time'. Well, there is no more and no more times. I have brought this upon myself, and I can't get out of it. I can't summon the aid of my angel. The sun falls into the grey and dreary mass above, just as it did on the day of the bird's desperate, running plight. I have never seen the peacock since.

The Plight Of The Rohingya Essay

2516 words - 10 pages The plight of the Rohingya has been one perpetuated by a history and legacy of conflict and tension. With the Government of Myanmar identifying the Rohingya as ‘illegal Bengali immigrants’, they are not recognized as one of the 135 ethnic groups within Myanmar, resulting in the Rohingyas facing a general lack of access to services, opportunities and general equality. (Kipgen, 2013, p. 236) The violent outbreaks of June and October 2012

The Plight Of Canada’s Fitness Essay

1135 words - 5 pages Obesity levels in Canada have tripled over the last 30 years, according to Statistics Canada. Moreover, a recent study by the University of Manitoba by Dr. Henry Janzen has suggested that 90% of Canada’s adolescents are physically inactive. Even though, Manitoba is the only province in Canada in which physical education credits between grades 9 to grade 12 are required for graduation, the program is facing several issues from the