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Young People Today More Stressed Out, High-Strung

*** (oops) The real cause of stress is all the extra hoops young people must jump through to play in the same ring as the generations before them.

January 13, 2010 at 11:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Young People Today More Stressed Out, High-Strung

As a young college student I do not agree with this at all. I believe young people's values have always been shallow a quote such as "my goal is to make a lot of money" is not out of the ordinary or specific to this decades culture. No matter what anybody's age is their goal is to make a lot of money.I think the cause for stress is what is expected of a young person to make a lot of money or the expectations that are thrown onto young people to be considered successful.

My mother is a successful homeowner with no college education, my neighbors father has a high position at an oil firm with no college education, I have had bosses with no college education, all successful and making high salaries ( a lot of money). Today, in order for me to be in there positions, I must complete college, know about a dozen people, and be in the top 15% of my class. That is one of the many sources where the stress comes from.

Along with the stress of going to college many people who do wish to go to college have to figure out how to pay for it. Bills...!!! And with the news focusing on high interest rates and never ending debt how can someone just graduating high school not be stressed?

Long comment short: just because rap songs and T.V. shows talk about diamonds and Rolls Royce's does not mean that those things are the focus of the young people listening to them or the cause of there anxiety. The real cause of stress is all the extra hoops young people must jump through to play in the same ring as the generations before us.

January 13, 2010 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )