Be it resolved that youth are too apathetic and narcissistic to make a difference in the world.
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I honestly can't believe you put this in writing and are serious about this. Millions of youth across the world are making a huge difference on the planet as a whole (i.e. a whole lot more than you ever will). As an argument I will list examples and their stories but let it be known that there are countless more out there making a difference every day.
And there are so many more out there! Just because you are ignorant and don't see the difference, doesn't mean it's not there. You can't see air but it keeps us alive. You have probably never seen Divine Bradley in person before, but that doesn't stop the fact that he changed his Brooklyn community forever by building a children's center in half of his home.
Your statement that children are narcissistic is a generalization that cannot be taken seriously because that is your opinion. Many of the celebrated kings and presidents that have gone down in history as people who changed their countries were bathed in lavish riches. Would that not make them narcissistic because they want to look the best all the time?
And the idea that kids can't really care about anything or show enthusiasm for changing the world is completely false. In fact, most of the kids I know want nothing more than to make a positive difference in the world.
However, I can see why you would make these comments about minors in leadership roles. You are insecure because you never felt you could make a difference as a child, and even now. You feel as though today's youth are making a difference that you could never make; they are making a monumental impact on society as a whole. I'm not saying we should elect a ten-year old as president, but that doesn't mean a person can't make a difference in the world.
I have now given significant examples of youth who have made a difference in the world today. I look forward to rebutting your argument.
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Okay? Do you just not want to debate this topic anymore? If you do please post an argument.
That might be a couple of the people in our generation that a good people as the examples you listed.
Those people are doing good stuff but that barley makes up any of are generation seriously most of us are just people that sit behind computer screens all day and are LAZY.
Recently there has been many surveys taken, these show that since 1982 Levels in narcissism had risen by 30% .
Also we all realize that in this new generation we have been exposed to very much more garbage influences .
Such as tv shows we watch these are shows such as jersey shore. This does influence us to be like them in some extent which is a factor to some of the percents listed above. This is because without a doubt the people on those shows are the representation of the new generation for new kids and everybody , they influence everybody!
One of the quotes you listed like this"You can't see air but it keeps us alive" This is completely irrelevant to this topic.
This is what i strongly believe
Heres my source for some of my information
1) The statistic that narcissism is on a rise is irrelevant. This could include all age groups and is a moot point.
2) In the second paragraph of your argument in Round three, you specifically say, "This is because without a doubt the people on those shows are the representation of the new generation for new kids and everybody , they influence everybody!" you clearly admit that youth make a difference in the world.
3) My example of air was, um, an example. It showed that because you are not affected by the youth in our world, it doesn't mean they aren't making a difference.
Thank you, and I hope that now you understand how wrong you are. Try and make a difference in your world it is never to late. (Make it a positive one.)
Thanks for debating!
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