Essay on The Lack of Independence in Today's Youth

1749 Words Sep 9th, 2007 7 Pages
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others." Laziness is in fact harmful in the long run. It leads to lack of dependency, which can cause drastic consequences to society. This is why solutions must be identified to solve the dilemma of dependency on others in today's youth, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, where this problem prevails.

The question to address in reference to this topic is what caused the lack of independency in the UAE
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That being said, I still think that individuals should gain at least some work experience before graduating from college.

To every action there is a reaction just like to every cause there is a consequence, which can be summarized by recognizing our useless society with an irresponsible new generation. No life experiences are gained by the UAE youth as they have not been put through situations where they were forced to work hard for a want or a need. This results in their live's being all about luxuries and cash. Cole, a psychologist in the article "Should Parents Bail out their Adult Kids" by L. Weston, strongly debates her opinion on this issue in her rhetorical question, "will the money help your child eventually become more self sufficient? Or will it just lead to more requests for help?" Weston, L. P. (2007, April 20). Should Parents Bail out their Adult Kids. The Basics p.12. This is similar to the point I am trying to prove which is that if parents easily give their children anything they want it will just lead to more demands. In relation to my previous point about the average first job age being after graduating from university, the first few years of the UAE youth's working life can be described as inefficient, as no previous practice was done before. In a personal interview with university graduate Mohammed Al-Swaidi, I asked him why his first job was applied for after successfully graduating from the American University of Sharjah. He replied, "I

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