The Lack of Independence in Today's Youth

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others." Laziness is in fact harmful in the long run. It leads to lack of dependency, which can cause drastic consequences to society. This is why solutions must be identified to solve the dilemma of dependency on others in today's youth, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, where this problem prevails. The question to address in reference to this topic is what caused the lack of independency in the UAE…show more content…
Al-Swaidi replied, "I can learn and be all that later." My interviewee's way of thinking towards this matter represents the thinking of a typical young UAE national. These responses and actions will lead the United Arab Emirates youth to be described as spoiled, lazy and fully dependent on their parents; this is not a good representation of their society at all. My proposed solution to how this problem can be solved is by presenting an overview on how allowances should be earned; through chores and voluntary work. In addition, not everything should be provided by parents to their children. For instance, wanted goods and services should be earned while only the necessities should be provided. Maids should be hired part-time as to teach the youth a sense of responsibility. To a sufficient length, voluntary jobs should be applied for in order for the skill of independency to be gained. This is because, according to Green and Martin (1995)"Dependency… eventually robs [an individual] of self confidence" Martin,M. & Greenwood, C.(1995) Solving Your Child's School-Related Problems New York: HarperCollins Publishers. That assures that lack of independency is in fact a problem in need to be solved. Certainly, opposing views may be
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