A New Generation For The Youth By: Sarah Mae Bogador It’s not a big secret to all of us that we are in a world where there is no permanent thing. As time passes, lots of changes happen in our surroundings. Whether it’s big or small, still it affects our society.
I have observed some changes with our youth today and I want to share those things to you. First, the changes in the way they dress. We all know that almost every day there is a change on the taste of the people and it is inevitable.
We can also see that the young people are also having their own fashion trend.I don’t see anything bad about this because having your own style shows everyone your personality and it adds up to your confidence to face other people. Second, we are all familiar with the word “Plastic Surgery”. This is a process where in the part of your face or body that you think looks “ugly” is being “fixed” or “edited”. A large amount of money is needed here, but some people don’t care, nowadays, the person who undergoes this process is getting younger and younger. I just read from a newspaper about a 16 year old girl who had undergone this process.I was so shocked and at the same time worried with the effect of this to those young people. In your own opinion, what pushes those people to undergo this process? I think the only reason is “obviousness”.
Because of the different things we see on television, just like those beautiful actress and stars, our jealousy rises. So. We tend to do many things to ourselves, just to look beautiful just like those celebrities. But what we don’t see is the effect of this to our morality or virtue as a human. We all know that God made us this way because this is the way He wants us to be.We may not be perfect, but for Him we are the most beautiful creature, and we should accept ourselves just the way God accepts us a human. Fourth, another change that I’ve observed to our young people is the way they think.
We can see that nowadays the youth is being active to almost all issues in our country. They are starting to think of the best things that will improve the status of our economy, that is one good change! The young people are starting to speak out and express their feelings, ideas and opinions. And that is the way it should be.Of course, the government is the one who decides but they can’t deny that the opinions of those young citizens are also important and they also need it. The third change that I’ve observed is that they don’t easily find satisfaction of things. Almost every day, these are new gadgets that are being released. And because these young people want to be trendy, then the tendency is they will buy those things that are “in during that time”. Since every day there is a new gadget being offered, those kids would never find satisfaction with what they have.
They would always look for the new one.It’s not really a bad thing if you want those cool things but it’s just that I can see a lot of bad effects because of this. Almost every day, the number of crimes in our country rises and the most common is theft. This is the bad effect that I’m saying. Due to the desire of the people to have those gadgets, they will do whatever it takes to have it even in the worse way. This issue towards technology catches my attention and I wanted to share some advice. Technology is made to be used by the people, not to rule over the people. We’ve got our own mind.
But sometimes we fail to use them.Instead of thinking for a solution, we usually depend on the internet. And instead of writing our thoughts in a sheet of paper and apply what we learn in our grammar class, we just use our cp and just click whatever words comes to our mind without considering the correct spelling and grammar. Technology provides many advantages when used properly but it also provides a lot of disadvantages when used in a wrong way. So, whenever we buy these gadgets, be sure that we know how to use this properly. I have mentioned a lot of the changes o our youth today. Some are not so good while others are really helpful to our society.
I know that being young is difficult. During this time we still need our parents to guide and protect us from those negative things. But as what I’ve observe, some of those parents fail to guide their children properly because they have their own careers and goals in life. And I think this is the main cause of changes in our youth.
They are now the one who decides for themselves and they think that they don’t need to ask their parents because they think this is right thing to do. But we can never deny the fact that deep inside us, we are longing for our parents to guide and protect us from those things that can cause us harm.