According to prevailing dialogues in the media, politics, and society, the everyday
life of emerging parts of contemporary youth is increasingly unstable, violent, and
corrupt. These discussions proclaims that the status-quo of youth today is marked by a
pervasive moral and social corruption which includes; drug and alcohol abuse,
uninhibited sexual lifestyle, materialism, crumbling morals and increasing
The youth is viewed by older generations as a self-absorbed, cantankerous and
malcontent group, contentedly hooked on cult celebrity, parent handouts, the internet,
video and computer games, and drugs. Indeed, it’s not hard to miss, in such discussion
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We could then be
able to deduce if the shift from the ideals occurred from the youth, or from society.
Perhaps a reformation in the moral parameters may have occurred with each generation.
Socrates, in Plato's Apology, before the Greek assembly, states that society is
incapable of educating the youth. He gives an example of the horse, “.........But suppose I ask you a question: Would you say that this also holds true in the case of horses? Does one man do them harm and all the world good? Is not the exact opposite of this true? One man is able to do them good, or at least not many; - the trainer of horses, that is to say, does them good, and others who have to do with them rather injure them? Is not that true, Meletus, of horses, or any other animals? Yes, certainly..........” Socrates explains only the horse trainer is the only person that can train a horse, This is the horse trainer specialty. Any other person would not be able to train because he or she has no prior knowledge or experience with horse training. Hence society is not better equipped to the train the youth. Socrates effectively upends the dynamics of the argument; while society blame the youth for being the cause in the shift from the moral ideals. Socrates indicates that this isn't the case, in fact society is cause of the shift. The youth are merely portraying the virtues society extols.
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At this stage young people would have developed their own personalities and have their own views
The conclusion that can be made about these premises is that Socrates is not the one who is corrupting the youth because he is a specialist in this field. In addition, the real corruptors of the youth are the greater population of Athens because they are not specialist on teaching wisdom. What important about this conclusion is that even though Socrates uses horses as an example he manages to apply his example to all beings and prove his case that he is innocent of the charges.
As a young person moves from childhood into adulthood there are many changes that they will face with freedoms, rights and responsibilities. These may include changes in their
The author supplies the idea of not working in the first paragraph with his own experience during the youth (Clausen 120); moreover, in all of the article, he utilizes plenty of examples, evidences and comparisons to enforce the topic; therefore, by means of the author’s effort, the article represent a clearly defined topic.
The adolescent individuals begin to reach sexual maturity and established their identity as an adult. This period marks the transition in which individuals think and reason. They also start to encounter conflicts between their family and their peers.
It all started in 2016. It was a summer day in June at a camp called Youth America. That Summer day started terribly. It was a burning day at Youth America and an exhausting day as well. We had to set a slide up on a grass hill, this slide used mattresses, a pool cover and pool floats, plus soap and water. We had to carry these items for a while. We walked carrying these items to where the coaches were going to set this up. The coaches and the volunteers put this slide together on the grass hill. They used this ramp from the storage room. They poured a lot of soap on it, then the water from the hose. After building this slide, if we wanted to, you had to go to your cabin and get your bathing suit on. I did not want to do it so I just watched
Have you ever been dissatisfied with the society growing up? You are not alone. Many youngsters were dissatisfied with the society that they were growing up in. That discontent can turn into a resource and become a basis that fuels progress and innovation. That innovation and change might have been brought in later years, but profound experiences teenagers had during their adolescence shaped their worldviews and made them hungry for a change.
In order to do this, he goes about Athens questioning those he believes to be wiser than him, including politicians, poets, and craftsmen. Upon this questioning, he discovers that even those perceived as the wisest actually know far less than one would expect. Even the craftsmen, who have much practical wisdom in their respective fields, see their success as merely a tribute to their vast knowledge of many subjects. This, Socrates claims, is not true wisdom. Human wisdom can be described as the acknowledgement and acceptance that one does not know everything, nor is one capable of knowing everything. This, however, does not mean that people should sit idly by, never pursuing wisdom, for it is still vital to the attainment of a good life, which should be the ultimate goal of mankind.
Isn’t that the case, Meletos, both with horses and with all other animals?” (Plato, 512). In a nutshell, the Socratic Approach initiates with an allegory or question, expecting an answer which will lead Socrates to another question, and another, until finally any argument to the initial question is squashed and disproven,without finding an actual solution to the original question. This leaves listeners with an open ended question to find an answer for themselves based on personal knowledge and beliefs. “Socrates’ teaching method does not treat students as empty vessels to be filled with knowledge of facts, formulae and theorems. Rather, the teacher and students embark on a voyage of discovery. The teacher does not so much impart knowledge as elicit knowledge,” (Masud). Overall, his teaching method was a very introspective method that keeps great minds challenged to this day.
Teenagers are more than capable of achieving great tasks in the future as well as causing great destruction with every skill stapled in their mind as they grow. Good and evil will determine the effects of which path a young mind its taught so that’s why parents must educated well with good intensions for a better future. The age of a teenager shows history how it transformed the world including the United States by family values, the high school, and dangerous adolescences etc. What teenagers did was start a fashion changing the world and its rules, becoming rebellious toward their parents values for
When issues came up that young people were unable to relate within their everyday lives they showed little interest and power to act on them (wars and terrorism).
A theory, in the study, shows that the youth possessed a greater impression of moral identity, which motivated them to relate positively to others.
When the words ‘youth’ and ‘young people’ come up there are different connotations that come along with it, some people may feel very positive towards the youth of today. However, some people feel the complete opposite and have negative views altogether. In some cases, people believe they have Ephebiphobia which is a fear of young people, with 1.5 million Britons considering to move houses last year and about 1.7 million people not going out after dark to avoid youngsters (Lewis, 2016). Researchers are fearing that the public are alienating the youth and “A rise in social Paedophobia will simply make matters worse” Nick Pierce the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research). In this essay I will be discussing how youths are deemed as the perpetrators in today’s society and how this theory came about. Furthermore, discussing how young people are also vulnerable to being victims as well, but are also under-protected. Adding to that I will discuss the UK’s policing structure such as stop and search and taking young people into custody and whether it has been successful for the past years in England and Wales or not.