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Eve26_fineztprincez
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Kleptin
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the role respect plays in young adults participation in society

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Started: 2/1/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Eve26_fineztprincez

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the majority of young adult are being disrespected for the fact that they are inexperience with the world and its enviroment
Kleptin

Con

I disagree on several notions.

First of all, I feel that respect is not to be expected, but to be earned. Many "young adults" are extraordinarily immature, irresponsible, and to me, unfit to voice their opinion about how things should be. If they wish to be respected, they should act in ways that are worthy of respect.

I know many "young adults", myself included, who are given a great deal of respect when we show that we can offer something to society, and when we show that we have something important to contribute.
Debate Round No. 1
Eve26_fineztprincez

Pro

i agree
in society today young adults are being down played meaning they are being consider less worthy in the older peoples eyes. with this how are young adults able 2 communicate and make them self be a part of society. how can they help better it with the disrespect of most!
Kleptin

Con

No, that's not what I'm saying at all.

Elders can't disrespect the young generation if they don't deserve that respect. They aren't considering them LESS worthy, young people just haven't proven themselves worthy at all yet.

If young adults want respect, they have to earn it. It's not a guaranteed right.
Debate Round No. 2
Eve26_fineztprincez

Pro

U explained "if young adults wants respect they have to earn it".
that is inexplicable.
how is that possible when older adults do not understand what a young adults sees even though they were in those shoes before they grown with knowledge of the world that they forgot that they were young before.
that why young adults are out there committing murderers etc because they were not understood. they were no respect so there were no positive help in society
Kleptin

Con

First of all, I will be using capitals to signify emphasis, not to scream or yell.

"U explained "if young adults wants respect they have to earn it".
that is inexplicable."

This sentence contradicts itself. If you maintained that I "explained" something, on what grounds can you go on to say that what I just explained was inexplicable?

That's like me telling you I smelled almonds and you telling me that what I just smelled was unsmellable.

"how is that possible when older adults do not understand what a young adults sees even though they were in those shoes before they grown with knowledge of the world that they forgot that they were young before. that why young adults are out there committing murderers etc because they were not understood. they were no respect so there were no positive help in society"

This argument begs the question, it's circular logic an therefore, invalid. In addition, it also commits post hoc ergo propter hoc in that you assume but do not provide evidence for the correlation between lack of respect and murder rates. But I will respond anyway.

You just answered your own question. Older adults DO understand what young adults go through. They understand completely because they were in our shoes once. The reason why we believe they disrespect us, is that they treat us differently from other adults.

THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS DISRESPECT

We are treated differently from other adults because they know we lack experience and worldly knowledge, as you have said. Turning 18 doesn't magically bestow upon you the title of "adult", not in society's eyes. You will still be viewed as a child until you start ACTING like an adult.

Your argument basically assumes that young adults should automatically be given the same respect that other adults do. I find this position to be absurd and utterly ridiculous.

You don't gain a promotion upon hitting a certain age. You don't go from a B in a course to an A just because you've made it through a semester. You don't get a supersize meal instead of a regular one simply because you wait an extra 5 minutes.

Why should a young adult reap the benefits, the respect that other adults get treated with, if they don't do anything to DESERVE it?

I repeat my initial argument, which you have slyly refused to respond directly to.

IF young adults are getting less respect, it is because THEY DO NOT DESERVE it.

PLENTY of young adults get respect ONCE THEY START ACTING LIKE ADULTS.

RESPECT IS EARNED, NOT EXPECTED.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Defenestrator 9 years ago
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I agree as well, good job Con.
Posted by brittwaller 9 years ago
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Agreed. Well put, Kleptin.
Posted by MarxistKid 9 years ago
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Easy win for you Kleptin.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
My opponent is arguing that young people aren't being given the respect they deserve and I am arguing that no injustice is done because young people should EARN respect, not expect it to be given to them.
Posted by disputation 9 years ago
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I don't understand. What is the issue here?
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