Essay on Taking Things for Granted

1479 WordsNov 1, 20116 Pages
“Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” (Aldous Huxley) Young adults take things for granted: basic things, simple things, everything. Wasting food, not realizing what freedom means, not valuing education, and using up any readily available resources, has become a part of the daily routine without anyone realizing it. A rising problem amongst our age bracket today is young adults take what they have for granted, not realizing the long term consequences of their actions. How often does one finish everything that is on his/her plate? Many consumers often order more than they can eat. One’s eyes are bigger than his/her stomach. People will order multiple appetizing items from…show more content…
There are nations, mainly in the Middle-East, where women are often suppressed and given no freedom. Contemporary Americans are taking civil rights and liberties for granted. Everyone has a dream or a goal of what they want to be when they grow up. Yet it is up to each individual to live up to their dreams and accomplish them. In order to help accomplish them, education is needed. In the United States, the education system is ranked towards the bottom of the ladder in standardized test score rankings. How can this be? It is because the education system is taken for granted. In other countries that outrank the United States, education is not readily available to just anyone. In many cases, it is unaffordable for families to send their children to school, so they instead send them to work in factories and other means of employment. In the United States, education is free to all, thanks to taxes, and even in some cases colleges can be easily affordable through financial aid, scholarships, and loans. Residents of other countries often come or strive to come here to get an education. America has the most universities than any other nation. People who arrive here to learn from overseas appreciate what is being offered here because they know they are better off here than back at home. On the other hand, people from my age group often dread going to school and look for any excuse to cut class. There are so many opportunities in America,
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