The Old Age Of 18

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At the ripe old age of 18, I have lived in three decades, two centuries, and two millennia and I haven’t even graduated high school yet. My generation has been the most educated group of youngsters yet, and we have been granted the gift of being the first generation to grow up in the ever changing world of incredible technology. Anything we’ve needed has been readily available at Wal-Mart, and all of our food has been carefully stripped of pesky bugs and bacterias. We have been taught how to be successful and done everything experts say to do, from joining every club or organization we can, to maintaining immaculate grade point averages, in order to make ourselves look good on paper. This generation has been made out to seem like everything has been handed to us, that we will go out in the world to successful just because of who we are. However, this is not the case. It seems that sometimes our greatest strengths are also our greatest weaknesses. From the start of our adult lives we are weighed down with the crippling debt that comes with our education, hit with the realization that we are being thrown into an incredibly tough job market, and sliced with the double edged sword that is technology.

All parents want the best for their offspring, especially when it comes to their future. However, no matter how much they prepare, no working class family can afford to shell out over 60,000 dollars for their child’s college education. Kids are faced with an incredible amount of

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