Exemplification Essay: The Need to Improve the Apathetic Attitude of Young People

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Are young people in today's society enamored with themselves? Do they care about others? Are they unfeeling; show little or no interest or emotion; unresponsive, indifferent; passionless or void of feeling? What is the cause or reason for apathy in young folks today that wasn't there a hundred years ago? Quite possibly it is a lack of mental stimulation. As responsible citizens of the United States, we should decide to not put up with indifference but encourage young people to get involved in their communities and to be concerned about what is going on in the government and around the world. We must not encourage the apathetic attitude that is creeping in on our young people today because our nation will end up with a population that …show more content…
Many, these days, are usually not sufficiently mentally stimulated. Along with their families, they spend their free time in front of the television, computer, or play-station; therefore, personal communication and individual attention is absent. The T.V. continually plays romanticized versions and stories of life, causing kids to be disappointed with real life. Effective stimulation brings a fresh outlook on life and provides a confidence that wasn't there before. Sound stimulation might include reading a classic, engaging in a deep intellectual conversation with an adult, learning to cook or sew, maintaining a vehicle, properly caring for young children, and/or attending conferences, lectures, or cultural events.Among the factors that cause apathy is our society's orientation toward entertainment (Voices); the television, computer, and play-station think for a person, deaden one's sensitivity and creativity. When a television is the object of a family's free-time attention, there is bound to be a lack of creativity. "When one allows oneself to be dominated by consumerism, the entertainment industry, and the television media, the desire for instant gratification arises." When kids go over to each other's homes, they sit in front of electronic devices that entertain them and provide no quality mental stimulation. They end up interacting with electronic devices instead of with each other. Rarely does one find children who have enough creativity to play for hours
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