The Issues Facing Our Society Today

1378 WordsApr 3, 20156 Pages
What is the role of the individual in helping to solve some of the problems we face in our society today? What are some of the problems we face in our society today? In today’s society we are currently facing ten major issues according to toptenz.net and should these problems be considered as individual or social responsibilities? “Now that we are well into the new Millennium society has begun to recognize serious concerns with issues that kids have to deal with today. Some issues have always been there but are now coming to the eyes of the public to find solutions. Other issues are new trends as society begins to adapt to a faster pace of life (Standberry).” Here are some of the issues facing our youth today: single parent households, drug/alcohol abuse, growing up to fast, and violence in schools, materialism, obesity, education disparity, shifting economy, and loss of national pride. So how do we fix just one of these problems, do we come together for a common purpose or do we stand alone and try to make a difference. This is a hard question to answer, and I believe that it takes society and individuals to fix what is crumbling in our society. However, someone has to be willing to start. It is scary to think of what our world will be like in fifteen years, especially if you are a parent who worries if they are providing their children with the moral standards, social growth, and economical opportunities that they could face in our society today. While it is hard to
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