What does it mean to be a today’s teenager? According to various data, today’s teenagers are filled with selfishness and evil; they are not able to love; they see only themselves and no one else. Internet, computer games, smoking, alcohol, and even drugs are more important for modern teenagers than studies. According to statistics, students of the 6th grade have tried alcohol, and students of the eighth class consume large amounts of alcoholic beverages.
Parents are not the authority anymore for today’s teenagers. Parents want to give all the best to their children – education, clothing, modern equipment, etc. But children usually do not give anything in return. Teenagers are driven exclusively by self-love, popularity, and fashion.
Teenagers almost don’t read books today and don’t know how to talk properly. Youth slang is contrary to all the rules of the language and literature. Teenagers today don’t pay attention to their native language and traditions of the country they live in.
Previous generations sought to learn something new, get a decent education, a good job, respect to oneself, etc. Today everything is driven by a wallet. The world dictates the borders, going beyond which you become an outsider. With the money you can get much more than in their absence. Money is the path to glory. If you have money, you do not need talent. Money is credibility. Money is an incentive.
Teenagers don’t go to theaters, concerts of classical music, museums, etc., as they do not see any sense in it. They do not try to educate themselves spiritually.
So how does the future look like for today’s teenagers? But, what kind of future people who do not know how to love, do not have a sense of pity, not able to forgive, to listen and understand may have? Successful and dignified future can’t be built on lies, vanity and money.
The majority of teenagers (both junior and senior) already have formed ideas about the future prospects. Teenagers build their perspectives of future in the direction of the distant future after a certain period of time. However, if junior teenagers’ ideas of the future can be attributed to dreams, then the senior teenagers’ representations are based on a more or less established interests and aspirations and include external circumstances, and also are based on the emerging world of teenagers and relate to their experiences.
In conclusion, the future orientation of teenagers is associated, primarily, with the perception of a teenager that changes in the process of socialization. The study of teenage conceptions about the future is impossible without taking into account the characteristics of process of socialization.
What does it mean to be a today’s teenager? According to various data, today’s teenagers are filled with selfishness and evil; they are not able to love; they see only themselves and no one else. Internet, computer games, smoking, alcohol, and even drugs are more important for modern teenagers than studies.