Under 30: The Dumbest Generation In his best-selling book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein claims that the current people under 30 years old are the dumbest generation in history. Technology has overtaken the under 30 generation causing their lives and learning to be changed for the worse. To start, technology has created people who are unable to think deeply and answer hard questions. In an excerpt from the book, The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein writes, “The 18-year-old may have a Visa card, cell phone, My Space page, part-time job, Playstation 2, and an admissions letter from State U., bu task this wired and on-the-go high school senior a few intellectual questions and the facade of in-the-know-ness crumbles” (Bauerlein). Technology has created more robots than people.
—The word “he” refers to M. Waldman, a man who the narrator refers to as “short” and his voice as “sweetest I ever heard”. These comparisons to a child show the disbelief in the ideas posed in the quotations. The narrator believes that he can “transmute” metals, due to the fact he is more than just a natural scientist. 2. “I read with ardour those works, so full of genius and discrimination, which modern inquirers have written on these subjects” (77).
Mark Bauerlein, author of ‘The Dumbest Generation’, argues that today’s youth has had a decline in academics due to new technology in today’s economy. In retrospect, we’re growing up in a different time than the generation before us; the world and it’s products are different as to be expected, and with them we must learn new materials than they did. Today’s generation isn’t ‘dumb’, instead we’re adjusting to the times and retaining different knowledge than the generations before us. Many older generations always thinks that the generation after theirs is ‘dumber’, and think themselves to be the superior one. Why?
If it happens all throughout their teenage years, once they grow up, the impact of failure might take a bigger toll on them than it would have if they experienced it when they were younger. Experiencing failure might feel like the biggest setback to some people. I know sometimes struggle to pick myself back up. However, it can be necessary to achieving success. With failure, it is easy to realize what you
While the consensus may argue that the hookup culture is only a problem “depending on the person,” Wade has undeniably proven that it is indeed a problem with students more often than not. For the most part, teens don’t recognize the overall issues that the hookup culture endorses. This is important to recognize what the hookup culture is believed to be compared to what it actually is. Fun, freeing, and liberating are often what first year students new to the hookup culture would say and believe it to be (Wade 55). Yet contrary to their beliefs, the hookup culture brings with it consequences such as rape, loneliness, depression, and peer
Is being an introvert a good thing? Introversion is characterized as being inwardly energized. Although approximately *50% of the population is introverted, it is not considered to be a desirable trait. However, is it an advantage or a disadvantage? To help me unearth this truth, two short stories dealing with highly internalized characters will be discussed.
The high school hierarchy has affected adolescents for generations and it is not a particularly positive characteristic of the American society. However, it does play an important role despite the often negative outcomes. In 10 Things I Hate About You, most, if not all, the characters are placed into a stereotype, true to their behavior or not. For example, Kat and Patrick were placed into the delinquent category due to their rejection of others, rules, and popular ideas. Though their outward appearances make it appear to be true, their real experiences and qualities prove that discrimination to be false.
Killing minors violates both of these amendments. Research and studies have proven that younger people respond much better to therapy and rehabilitation than adults, thus making the possibility reformation a better option than death (Lipsey). No matter the crime, death sentences for minors are wrong. Adolescents do not have fully matured brains, so they have a much harder time than adults to use proper judgement. As researched by Jeffrey Arnett, Ph.D., who specializes in studies on the phase of life between the ages of eighteen and 25, younger people
Some people argue that the cons of psychometric testing outweigh its pros. In many cases, top-notch applicants are ruled out of a job because psychometrics are used as a default barometer, with all subsequent decisions based on it. One of the biggest problems is that psychometric tests frequently contain biases that work against applicants from different cultural backgrounds, who face language barriers or even just simple anxiety about testing. They might sometimes be the best person for the job, but are automatically eliminated because of the process. Besides, the standard psychometric tests are already well known and easily accessed.
Disabled students might be different from others, but they shouldn’t be discriminated against. There might be some who believe that students with disabilities don’t have the same rights as those without because of their low tests scores, however there are some disabled people who achieved great things like Stephen Hawking, who was one of the most well-known physicists in the world, and Helen Keller, who was an American author, political activist and lecturer who was on the Alabama state quarter and was the first blind and deaf person to earn a college degree. Even if a student has a disability and might not be able to learn like other students, it doesn’t mean that they’ll never achieve anything in their life. Regardless of their differences or their achievements, students with disabilities have the same rights as those who are
The depth of our minds do not travel as deep as they could. Technology is the only thing different from the under 30 thirty generation to the over 30 generation, which shows that technology is damaging our capabilities to think more deeply. And if you 're still not convinced even test scores alone can prove that we are the dumbest generation. On the survey “What Americans Know” test scores have been falling. They have been falling ever since 1989.
The kid saying that he just only sees inkblots shows that he has a low IQ and he is in the same kind of . If the person 's have low IQ the person 's are not actually dumb. Having a low IQ means that the person have a mental retardation and intellectual disability characterized by significant cognitive impairment just like Charlie in “Flowers for Algernon”. Charlie could not speak properly and he only saw inkblots. Charlie had an IQ of 68 when he
Another analysis also shows that the there is the grant is given to those that my not be benefiting from it the way the government wanted it too. In Figure 1.2 it shows the average number of grant recipients who graduate compared to non-recipients. Looking at this figure we see that it is also split among demographic areas. Looking at this we see that although many minorities do succeed better with the Pell Grant, they still fall short compared to the majority white, early 20s with an English speaking background. The issues that cause this are that while the grant does give some money the analysis shows it is not enough.
In the novel, books are no longer aloud to be used by the people and a lot of new technology has taken it’s place. This means people lose knowledge and all they focus on is the new and different technology. In the novel Beatty comes to talk to Montag about books and the new technology in the world. Beatty states, “‘We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal.