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Are the younger generations being forced to grow up too quickly?

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Started: 6/2/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Benjaminn

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I feel that the younger generations are being forced to grow up too quickly because of the simple fact that it is now a social requirement/norm for people of the ages from like 15-17 to have a job and to start contributing (excluding household chores etc) It's unfair to place such enormous pressure on someone to start making an income, to start becoming relevant in your activies- when the people saying these things never had to worry about it.
Plumbum

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Although I wish you could've provided terms, definitions, and restrictions before we begun, I guess we'll just have to work with what we know.

First of all, looking at the law, the law still restricts children below the age of 18 take a full time job. Moreover, society , in general, still thinks of child labor to be something to be frowned upon. A majority of parents are still providing a child-friendly environment around their children. With this, we can see that society, one of the many factors that can be considered to push children to mature faster, does not force children to take on more responsibilities than they should.

Second, the economy for the majority of countries is not as bad that the majority is in deep poverty. Deep poverty meaning that even the children are forced to work.

"it is now a social requirement/norm for people of the ages from like 15-17 to have a job and to start contributing (excluding household chores etc)"

Only 4% of 12 - 17 year olds in America are at work, states economist Douglas Kruse. This, fortunately enough, is too little of a percentage to be considered as a majority. However, I agree that it is true that child labor is a case that is very different for other countries.

Children do not have more responsibilities pushed to them than they should have. Adults in the family still carry the responsibility of providing for the family.

They maybe growing up too quickly, due to the freedom of information given by the media and the internet, but they are most certainly not forced to grow up at a rate faster than before.

I challenge my adversary to please define "growing up" and all its aspects on her next argument for the sake of the debate.

Thank you.
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