Essay # 4
November 18, 2003
Declaration of Dependence by the "So-called" Independent
People are taught through history classes and such that for many centuries, all types of people have been fighting for independencewhether from a political standpoint or independence from mistakes made by earlier generations. Today however, people that have become notorious for fighting for their wants and independence have found material objects to become dependent upon. For every kind of disorder or possible abnormal behaviors, numerous types of drugs have been manufactured, developed and introduced into our world to make us believe that we cannot handle the daily stresses of life without some sort of unnatural remedy. Television advertisers of prescription medications are smart people by advertising, during any time of day, especially when teens should be at school or at work. Television networks broadcast every kind of depression medication commercial without the idea that their commercial is not the kind of motivation that people need. While previous generations are quickly prescribing medications to Generation Y, the message of "just saying no," is becoming a double standard. [Generation Y is becoming known as the group that expresses themselves and their emotions in very unorthodox ways and the emotionally unstable group of individuals that need to resort to different kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal, in order to accept the daily scrutiny of everyday life and.]
From society's perspective, Generation Y is the most emotionally unstable individuals where suicide statistics climb higher and higher every year, and school
shootings and violence are not a shock or surprising anymore. According to the American Psychiatric Association, suicide has become the second leading cause of death for youths ranging in age from 15-19 years old ("Teen Suicides"). In an ideal world, teenagers should not have to... [continues]
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