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Teenagers in the 1950's were a lot different from the teenagers today. It was a beginning of a transformation into what they are today. The influence of teenagers on America's economy has changed greatly, Teenagers have gone from not being able to speak their mind to freely expressing almost anything they feel. It seems large companies are now only focusing on teens, whereas before they had all but ignored them. Their advertising is directed toward teens in order to get their business right from the start of their life. Teenagers' roles in America is different now than it was in the 1950's.

Teenage years are considered as one of the most memorable chapters in a person's life. It is the stage wherein we discover new things because our level of curiosity is at its peak. Many people say that this is also the period where stubbornness and aggressiveness arise. Based on personal experiences, i do agree with this fact. Being a teenager myself, I noticed that we all have the same interests and hobbies and since given the fact that we are living in a society that is greatly influenced by modern technology and American traditions, some of it or most of it are not exactly considered prudent and upright by adults and authorities. This essay aims to show why that is the case. It is very evident that the lifestyle of teenagers then and now are very different. This essay will present to its readers the physical, mental, social and emotional variation of teenagers before the emergence of of commercialization against that of the ones surrounded and in the midst of present modern circumstances.

Comparing life today with life fifty years ago, there are many dramatic changes. There are new forms of media such as Television and the Internet. Family structures and emphasis on values today are nothing like what they were fifty years ago. Even people's life goals and outlook on life are different. With all of these changes it is no wonder why people believe life today for a...
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