Youth Values of Today
Ethics and personal values are integral parts of most people’s lives. So why don’t they teach some of these values in schools as we grow and are preparing to go into the world as mature adults. We should choose to prepare our youth for the good and bad of this world, for they are unaware of what they are about to enter. I didn’t know what I was entering until I was loaded with responsibility without any warning. As people grow up, most will learn some of the values that are most important. As I have seen in my time at college, some of these teenagers need to learn a few more. The first personal value that should be taught in schools is courtesy, better known as respect. It is important in life and it can get you far. I was taught as a child that you must be kind and show your peers and elders respect in all aspects of life. These days, you have children screaming and throwing fits in stores. When they get older, they are lying to their parents and disrespecting peers and elders. I do not think it is appropriate to sit in class and make comments to a peer about whether they are republican or democrat while the teacher is lecturing. It disrupts the class and is rude. While one person is making comments on republicans, the one that the comments are directed toward might be laughing on the outside, but they have different feelings on the inside. Not everything you say can just roll off their shoulder. Yet, so many people just sit there and laugh instead of putting a stop to it. You must show courtesy in every aspect of your life. When you have your degree and go for your first interview, really think about it. If you treat your prospective employer the way you treat some of your peers and elders, would you get the job? You more than likely wouldn’t. If you saw an elderly woman carrying a bag of groceries down the street and you were walking past, would you turn to help? In my opinion, the courteous thing to do would be to help. You should help...
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