Is there really a need to be married anymore? Does marriage actually benefit your relationship, or is it an outdated institution that we’ll be better off without? In this speech, I’ll convince you that marriage is a thing of the past, and that society’s views on marriage have changed enough in the past decade that marriage really isn’t necessary anymore. One of the main purposes of marriage is to maintain a permanent relationship, but nowadays marriage doesn’t lead to a permanent relationship due to the increase of divorce rates.
He addresses the main argument of college graduates make more than non-college graduates. He goes on to refute it by stating that some graduates are forced to take jobs that non-graduates hold with an ever changing American job market. Nemko concludes his argument by leaving the reader with a list of possibilities and examples for the college and noncollege bound. Overall, Nemko’s argument about sending too many students to college has some effectiveness to it while also having some ineffectiveness to it. He makes good use of pathos and his alternate ideas, but he fails to provide compelling refutes while
Chapter One in the book Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell appeared in the November 18th, 2008. Gladwell introduces to the idea of how successful people or outliers aren’t just naturally born or have worked harder than average people. Gladwell points out the fact that people who are born between January to April has better chance and advantage of becoming more successful in life because of the “cutoff dates” that our society have created. Gladwell argues that the cutoff dates in sports or education puts people who are born later in the year into disadvantage situation due to difference in physical maturity. Gladwell also added on that, by separating kids based on their ability at a young age gives better opportunity to kids who had more time to
“On average, college graduates make significantly more money over their lifetime than those without a degree… What gets less attention is the fact that not all college degrees or college graduates are equal. ”(pg.208 para. 1) Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill are senior researchers at Brookings’ Center on Children and Families, Sawhill is also a senior fellow in economics study at Brookings’. Owen and Sawhill authored the essay, “Should everyone go to College?” The authors use a wide variety of rhetorical devices in the essay, including ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade their audience to take another look at whether college is the right choice for them.
A person with down syndrome usually lives into their 60’s and other people live into their 70’s. A person with Down syndrome has a shorter life expectancy than another person’s life expectancy. If down syndrome cuts down the amount of time people live the issue should be addressed and people should be educated on it. The fight for down syndrome has made some strides as March 21st became national down syndrome day representing the 21st chromosome which causes down syndrome. With this becoming national down syndrome day it’s opened people’s eyes to the issue and has educated more people than in years
Was the age gap between you ever a consideration when it came to marriage? - I think there’s something worth exploring here in that there is a 10 year age gap between my parents, when they married my mom was 20 and my dad, 30. Exploring cultural scripts here, and how this wasn’t a defining factor though it may be considered taboo, might produce interesting results. 3. Was there a point in time where
Economists Marianne Bertrand, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz examined salaries of MBA graduates from top business schools and found that even if men and women had similar earnings at graduation, after a decade men earned 60% more than women. That was an example of young people starting careers with similar levels of earnings, but over time a gender gap appears and grows. Another example is people with the same level of earnings and working the same hours. After 15 years male lawyers earned 55% more than female lawyers. That 's outrageous the gender pay gap has to stop; women work the same hours and are paid less than men?
College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college.
In the case of the Bennet daughter’s, their father had a small yearly income, therefore, being less favorable to marry to a higher social class. The first paragraph in the novel, “Pride and Prejudice” it is states that (a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.) (3). Women of this period, didn’t have fortune, nor could they possess property, therefore, becoming someone’s wife would assure them a future.
Unfortunately, life isn’t always a fairytale and in America where the divorce rate is 40 to 50 percent, according to the American Psychological Association, many do not understand the reasoning behind matrimony. The average length of a marriage is eight years, and finding a couple who surpasses this time span is rare. That’s not to say that love is dead in America, in fact, when people remarry (whether a new spouse or the same one) the marriage tends to last. In the beginning of “Chelsea Does Marriage,” several couples sit
An excerpt from “CQ Researcher” wrote a summary that focuses on how Millennials is one of the most diverse generations of America 's, leading them to possibly reshape our country in their image. The first time I read this, I thought that young adults may not have what it takes to change America’s society. That they didn’t know how, but then you have Millennials vote for President Obama which in fact were most hispanic people, we may have a shot. According to the “CQ Researcher” “ Millennials launch into successful adulthood, causing many to delay getting married, starting families and purchasing a home. This is good because setting back with marriage and families, gives enough time for an individual to understand our country and what is the
Although this has a point, colleges actually prepare people for jobs and more importantly, prepare them for life. While in college, students need strong counseling to know what their best options are to succeed in the future. In the article “Colleges prepare people for life” it says, “Lack of counseling is one reason that fewer than 10 percent of Americans from the lowest income quartile have earned a college degree by age 24, compared to 80 percent of those in the top quartile.” Furthermore, there is data showing that the fastest growing job categories require at least a college degree. College graduates are much more likely to be employed than those with only a high school diploma and earn drastically higher salaries.
People today are so concerned with what one another are doing and often let that bother us in a negative way instead of going through our daily lives concerns about ourselves. We had an assignment earlier in the semester that said what are some laws that should be reevaluated every 20 years and I believe something like this should be looked at quite frequently. With new generations being born every 10 years, new ideas and ways of thinking will evolve and the next movement will rise, but the debate of who should marry who will never graduate or become
Usually if someone wants to hear about your life then they generally will ask. This generation assumes everyone wants to hear about their opinions. “The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that 's now 65 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health; 58% more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982” (Stein). In the 1880 people worked hard to try and make America the best they could. People in the 1880’s cared more about others rather than caring what people thought of them.
Graduate high school, go to college, get a job. Students everywhere have been told this since day one. The price of this, however, has not been discussed or disclosed to them. The interests of young students are usually not know so they are prepared to go to a 4 year university, something that some students will discover was not made for them, but was just passed off as the only way to obtain a successful job and life. In a world of modernization, even some minimum wage jobs require a degree or certification of some sort, so with the cost of college rising nearly 330% in the last twenty years, should students really be fed the idea that they have to go to a university and get that degree?