Adolescence In The 1950's

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What is adolescence? Adolescence, in accordance to the dictionary, is the transitional period between puberty and adulthood and terms of human development; it is the line between innocence and experience; it is that pivotal but fleeting moment in life that everyone of us goes through. It is true and obvious that adolescents right now are, in most aspects, different to adolescents back then. Time, circumstances, and advancements are just some of the facets contributing to change. But how far do these differences go exactly? Should we consider the past generation inferior due to their lack of technology back then or is the present generation now self-absorbed and should return to much simpler times like before? The survey…show more content…
When asked about this, they reason that it is mostly because the lyrics of songs back then have more content and meaning in comparison to the repetitive verses in songs we hear now. Music genres evolved and branched-out over the decades. According to thepeoplehistory.com, jazz, blues and country were consistent during the 1920 's to 1940 's; it wasn 't until the 1950 's that the three front-lining genres that is pop, rock and RnB emerged, reflecting the beginning of the major changes in the music industry. Among the three though, pop music is the most favored and our respondents harmonize to that fact as…show more content…
A significant amount of our respondents are traditional and conservative with their answers regarding romantic and same-sex relationships. When asked if they still believed in the classic way of courting, almost 90% of the female respondents alone answered 'yes '. When asked why, they reasoned that they value the efforts of a boy pining after them. In connection to boys and girls, this is the kind of relationship that almost 65% of our respondents deemed as appropriate. Perhaps Filipino culture isn 't ready yet to fully accept what is happening with gender orientation, but hopefully we will soon. In the time that we live in right now, hazards are everywhere. Because of the advancements in technology, everything can be handed to us in an instant and we ourselves want things as immediate as possible. Vices are more rampant, something that 80% of our respondents agree on, the most abused substance of all being alcohol. However, as surprising as it is, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and drug intake, according to statistics, actually declined by 40% compared to previous decades in the western
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