Classification Essay - The Types of Kids that Make Up My Generation

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Classification Essay –The Types of Kids that Make Up My Generation


One of the things that has troubled me as of late is my generation. The generation that is referred to is the group of people currently aged 15-21 - whether or not this is a "generation," so to speak, is irrelevant. These people, for the most part, disturb me. It frightens me to know that the people that I've grown up with are going to be leading the country and the world in the decades to come. The overwhelming majority of the kids that I've come in contact with over the past few years are apathetic monsters. They don't care about school, they don't care about themselves, and they don't care about their future. To dissect the three aforementioned attributes...
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Aren't the slides of black lungs and dilapitaded livers enough to sway the youth from smoking and drinking? The smokers say that smoking is a way to relieve the many stresses that they have to put up with during the day. How did the these kids put up with stress before they turned to smoking? The drinkers say that drinking is a way to loosen up and have fun. How did these kids have fun before they turned to drinking? The druggies are the worst of all - they're the scum of the earth. The person who wants to risk their life in order to "see" purple cats and singing elephants are ignorant sheep. Let's not forget about the insane prices of living a life of drugs, either. A druggie essentially throws his life away once he turns to drugs. Who wants a self-deprecating burnout for President?

Kids don't care about their future.
This point ties together the previous two points. The kids that don't try in school and turn to a drug of some sort in order to get through the hardships of their days aren't going anywhere twenty years from now. Getting rid of such a significant percentage of the population leaves a smaller group of people in comparision to lead the country in the future. Even then, there are those left that care only about money or love as opposed to their overall well-being in the long run. What most kids these days fail to take into account is where they'll be forty years from now. Too many live by "carpe diem," whether or not they can…

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