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1.How do you think the relationship between your generation and yourparents` generation differs compared to that of your parents` andtheir parents` generation?
Mygeneration differs from that of my parents in that science andtechnology has improved tremendously. For instance, communication hasbeen enhanced with the internet and mobile phones, which has made itvery fast and efficient. My parent’s generation communication wasthrough telegrams, letters, telex, and fax that made it very slow.
2).Do you identify with a generation, and if so, why?
Yes,I identify with a generation reason being generation is a structuraldescription of the parent-child-relationship that defines an agegroup that was born at a different time and age that everyone has topass through it.
Q3).Think about some social trends that differentiate your childhood fromthat of your parents.
Mychildhood social trend differs from that of my parents in relation tosocietal and cultural values. My parents respected and maintainedmoral values to the latter since during my childhood the societalvalues did not have much importance as expected.
Q4).How would you reconcile the fact of children`s dependence and anapproach that criticizes the `human becoming` view of children?
Childrenalways rely on parents and guardians for their livelihood hencemaking them dependents. On the other hand, the latter is criticizedfor punishing the children the so-called human becoming. It isunfortunate that the two are inseparable since dependence goes handin hand with discipline.
Q5).What are the most and what are the least enjoyable things about beingyoung?
Mostenjoyable things about being young include partying with friends,swimming, taking nature walks, watching movies among others as thisbrings me close to the society. The least enjoyable things aboutbeing young include attending classes, doing assignments and exams aswell as restrictions from parents that tend to bring about collisionfrom both parties.
Q6).What do you think about the cultural trend that says we have to hangon to our youth at all costs? Give some examples.
Everyoneloves to be young, as it is believed they have a lot of time withthem as they look forward for each day. Their culture or way of lifechanges as time progresses and most of them are not answerable toanyone who question them or be misguided thus fairly acceptable inthe society.
Q7).Discuss a contemporary moral panic. To what extent is it justified,and to what extent is it constructed?
Acontemporary moral panic is a strong feeling spoken in the presentpopulation of an issue that seems to intimidate the social order. Itinvolves arguments and social pressure, the disagreement is difficultas the matters concerned are forbidden. For example, pre-marital sextends to be a high moral panic. These are justified by theconsequences of these actions like unwanted pregnancies, abortion,school dropouts, and contracting of sexually transmitted diseases. Itis constructed from peer pressure, alcoholism, pornographic materialsand idleness.
Q8).Do you think of yourself as `grown up`? Why or why not?
Yes,I am a grown-up as am physically and mentally mature and do notdepend on my parents or any other adult. Many people believe thatgrown-ups are those that has attained the age of eighteen, I feelsome people are born grownups but some die at a hundred withoutachieving their status. The actions, personality and character arewhat differentiate a grown-up from a child.
Q9).Where do you think our obsessions with maturity come from? Whatsocial needs might it fulfill?
Ourobsessions with maturity are because no one likes considering someonenot performing with respect to his or her age. By maturing, one cancomprehend things better including who you are and the world justabout you.
Q10).Do you think our perceptions of maturity and adulthood are changing,and if so, how?
Perceptionsof maturity and adulthood are changing with time and age since mostof the young people tend to feel legally responsible for theiractions. This makes them mature regardless of their unripe age.Examples of cases of drug abuse they are very careful of therepercussions that cause insanity that is why only a few peopleindulge in them.
Q11).What do we mean when we speak about an `aging society`, and what aresome of its social consequences?
Agingsociety is an observable fact that occurs as the middle age of acountry goes up due to the increasing life expectancy or decliningbirth rates. Social consequences of an aging society include strainon the government as more funds are needed to provide medical care tothem. The society has to provide more care homes to these elderlypeople where they need special attention. They also become a burdenof the working class relatives that have to work and provide for themwhen they are just at home.
Q12).What are some of the social and cultural aspects to ageing that makeit more than a biological fact? How does society present or talkabout age?
Thelifespan of human beings increases rapidly in the world and withtime, most of the old people are discriminated. According to westerncultures, the old are socially secluded. Cultural aspect of aging isalso essential to mental health. This becomes more than a biologicalfact since their body parts become weary, weak and emaciated. Thesociety argues that age is wealth, and the aged are valued and highlyrespected as they are seen as a source of wisdom.
Q13).Is there still ageism? Are the elderly and old still beingdiscriminated?
No,ageism is inexistent in the society today because the elderly arerespected as they are believed to be wise and have more experiencedin life skills than young people. The elderly and the old are nolonger discriminated as they are the custodians of the culture andmorality of the community.
Inconclusion, the elderly are the pillar and wise counsels of thesociety.