Character of Youth

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Role of youth in society
Youth are back bone to the nation.They can change the future of the society with their well being and courageous behavior. They are here to show us that which we have not been willing to look at within ourselves.Unfortunately today we find the youth those who are more interested in other places witch are not useful to them as well as nation.They chooses to spend their days doing drugs and playing video games. they spends their nights partying and living it up, so to speak.More and more young men of this age group are sitting at home in front of their televisions playing games all day instead of bettering themselves or going to work. They have no vision and if they do have dreams they do not have the drive to make any attempt at achieving them.

We must get control of this. We must motivate our youth. We must teach responsibility and goal setting. I fear if we do not we will soon be supporting an entire generation of homeless and needlessly on welfare families. Things have to change, with our schools, with the older generation being good role models, with the older generation being mentors, and with the youth who are right now doing nothing

Those of you are in age of teen, You have a choice. You can allow yourselves to stay your course and do nothing or you can rise above what the cynics around you expect and go get educated or get jobs. Show the older generation they are wrong about you. Let them know you have intelligence and skills. Show yourself what you are made of. You might be surprised at how proud of yourself you become with even the smallest of accomplishments. I can tell you that nothing can happen if you do not try, bad or good. You will not become rich overnight either way but at least if you make an effort, then you have begun your journey to your dreams.. haracter Study |

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A critical look at the ethics of the modern teen. The preliminary results of the 2000 "Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth" are in and the results aren't encouraging. The survey is conducted every two years by the Josephson Institute as part of it's "Character Counts" campaign. It boasts a small margin of error, only +/- 3 %. In 1998, 20,829 students (10,760 high school and 10,069 middle school students) answered the survey which asked questions about everything from relationships, to school habits, to theft and violence. The results then were shocking with 7 out of 10 students reporting that they had cheated on a test at least once in a 12 month period, and 73% admitting to lying repeatedly. Not much seems to have changed since that 1998 survey. The 2000 preliminary results show some startling trends:

* Cheating
71% of all high school students admit they cheated on an exam at least once in the past 12 months (45% said they did so two or more times).

* Lying
92% lied to their parents in the past 12 months (79% said they did so two or more times); 78% lied to a teacher (58% two or more times); more than one in four (27%) said they would lie to get a job.

* Stealing
40% of males and 30% of females say they stole something from a store in the past 12 months.

* Drunk at School
Nearly one in six (16%) say they have been drunk in school during the past year (9% said they were drunk two or more times).

* Propensity Toward Violence
68% say they hit someone because they were angry in the past year (46% did so at least twice), and nearly half (47%) said they could get a gun if they wanted to (for males: 60% say they could get a gun). Are today's youth really in a state of moral decay? What do all these statistics mean? Well, for starters, they mean that something has to change! Attitudes like these are shocking in any age group but when they come from young people they are also heartbreaking. Aside from the fact that the attitudes shown by today's youth directly shape what the world will become in the future, when we see...
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