April 27, 2014
Society’s Attitude towards Young People Why doesn’t society give people of young age a chance? Everyone is different. Not all are violent, wear hoodies, and are ignorant. Some of us are mature, do well in school and are on the right path in life; so to be stereotyped into one category by older adults is unfair. Young people in our society today are viewed in a negative way. They are often frowned upon by society based on a few of their peers being violent, untrustworthy, and incapable to accomplish greatness. Teenagers are seen as a threat to society. Adults often don't trust younger people. They also tend to assume the worst of them. Even the elderly are afraid of our youth now days to a certain extent. I know a lot of peers just like myself who are the opposite of what society thinks of them. They are good people that are focused on school and are becoming something in life. Then, there are the ones that just do not care. In the modern day I feel that society should give those younger than 30 the chance to prove themselves. We are automatically judged to be the worst, and kind of shut down. In a recent magazine article “Never trust anyone under 30” Dawn Rougeux expresses adult society’s attitudes toward young people.
In the article “Never Trust anyone under 30” Dawn asserts the argument of age discrimination. Dawn states in her article that society is prejudice against the young, and it’s just not fair. Older adults are highly suspicious of younger people, assuming the worst of them. Older people have a fear towards young people. In our society today when some elderly woman notices a group of young people she will hold on to her purse tightly and get away as soon as possible. They do this because they might not feel safe. The group of young people may be making a lot of noises or engaging in bad acts. I