Emerging Adulthood

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Young people today are being irresponsible by delaying the rituals of adult life, because they are wasting their precious young years by delaying being responsible for themselves, taking care of themselves, and starting their own life for example, their own family. Young people today are lazy and many are not able to support themselves, because they depend on someone else to take care of them. But young people should understand that they are going to have to be on their own one day, and will not know how sustain themselves if they don’t start learning how to become an independent. Young people today take a longer time to mature and take on the responsibilities of an adult such as getting a good job, and moving out of their parent’s house,…show more content…
So some might use the economy as the reason why the youth can’t become independent especially since the recent economic recession, but today’s the economy is better according to the America’s economy is stronger than sluggish GDP figures suggest, which shows much more jobs are available since the great recession. Also in good and bad times, it is hard to find a job, but people still go and look for one because it is a necessity. The article Emerging Adulthood , writes that young people should be optimistic, and not just give up, even in difficult times, and that is what growing up means, to be able to depend on yourself. In Previous generations like my dad’s, people were forced to become an adult at even a young age like 12 years old, , but today people age 18 or older still act like they have no responsibility. The youth goes to college, but most of them don’t move far after they finish college, and this is related to many people I know like my friend’s brothers, who are above twenty years old, finished college but still live in their parents’ house, and work in something minor that is not really related to their field. They still hang out with their friends, and they deny taking on more responsibility as they grow older. There are a few people that I know personally who are older than 25…show more content…
This shows how more young people opt out of taking responsibility for others, because maybe they can’t even take care of themselves, or they just don’t want to lose freedom from their life by marrying and having kids. Some might say that marrying and not having kids is not a necessity for becoming an adult. But the youth doesn’t understand what it means to have a family of their own because they never tried it, and it is more responsibility for them. According to the article Facing Challenges Is Part of Growing Up, the reporter who is also young, 28 years old, talks about how he has a kid, and it is something profound and he writes that “who reflexively dismisses marriage and family, eschews something profound: growing up”, and from here we see that taking care of someone else other than yourself, being more responsible in life is also a great experience, instead just staying single all your life, and miss out on the experience. Parents struggle with their kids, and if they wouldn’t have to feed them, they would be rich according to the article A Lifestyle Choice, but they still struggle to help their children, go all out for them, and people wouldn’t put so much effort into something for no
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