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To conclude, if the youth of today are the future then I feel that one must worry

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The New Generation Are the youth simply throwing their lives down a long and winding pipeline which leads to nothing but an empty space somewhere in this prodigious yet opportunistic world we live in? It's a question one must think about now that the new generation has decided to place their priorities in an order which astounds all. If we were to put aside the priorities of less importance, such as homework for example, or eating healthily, or even taking an interest in what happens in the real world, we are left with the most essential decisions a teenager may have to make. What to wear, who to send a text message to next and most importantly which coloured contact lenses will look best. There is a growing concern with the youth of today as they have become incessantly obsessed with new technology and how to look better than their peers. Now as we know from basic economic factors competition never has been a bad policy however, this growing competition has led to nothing but stereotyping and a lack of awareness of the more important factors in life. In the world we live in today, it is extremely difficult to be able to walk down a street without being stereotyped as a "kind" of person without e having said a word. ...read more.

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This image is not a good representation of all the people who live in Essex. However the way in which the human mind works results in judging of a character simply on the basis of where they come from. This clearly may enrage the people that live in Essex, because they are given almost an inferior image to that of other people. However it does not end here. In the recent couple of years there has been a great uproar about a group of people who go by the name of "chavs". Now this commotion has actually led to a fully established website to be formed which simply mocks the "chavs" in our world. From the information given on this website there are particular characteristics as to what makes a "chav". These "chavs" tend to always wear baseball caps, mainly Burberry, they wear banded sports shirts and jackets and white trainers which must be spotless white. Further to this list, for the women specifically, they wear big hooped earrings and sovereign rings. These items, be it clothing or jewellery have been connected to the "chav" community and so wearing any of these items listed would not be safe when avoiding being categorised as a "chav". The people of today I feel do not realise that the meaning behind people wearing similar clothes may simply be down to fashion and similar preferences. ...read more.

Conclusion

Their greatest concern or worry maybe that their ipod battery has run out, or their mobile phone isn't up to date or they haven't got the latest jeans in fashion. I believe that the youth should enjoy their lives to the full extent but there clearly needs to be a balance. The issue of stereotyping, I believe has had a major impact on the way the youth are today, as it is a way of rebelling against being similar to everyone around you. The more this fa´┐Żade is carried on, the greater the impact it has on their lives and speaking habits. They do not understand the extent to which this could harm their own abilities in the future. The biggest worry that this entire essay highlights are that the youth of today may simply stop wanting to learn as it may not "fit in" with their image. They already seem to think that English words are too long and need to be abbreviated and the use of mathematical numbers should be used in words such as "m8s". They also seem to think the Oxford dictionary should have better meanings of words and have all the time in the world making up words to fit in with their routine. On the other hand, the youth of today may thrive in drama lessons, as they already seem to be doing an outstanding job in their everyday lives. ...read more.

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