What Is Corrupting Contemporary Youth in the USA? Essay

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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 criminalization. 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 demeaning names used to classify…show more content…
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 criminalization. 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 demeaning names used to classify the youth. Past generations believe there is a decline in morals and dominance of anti-social behavior and materialism. This is reflected by the rising, measures implemented against the youth and the daily coverage by the media highlighting the threat they pose to society. In all these deluge of grim report of the state of the youth, a look in history provides a recurring pattern in the analysis of past generations. In fact it suggest that past generations were censured just like contemporary youth for being morally corrupt. If such concerns about the youth is recurring pattern, then perhaps such fears about youth is more general a reflection of values espoused within society than a decline in morals.
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