Baby Boomers Vs Millennials

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Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person 's character lies in their own hands.” - Anne Frank. Growing up, I always heard stories about how someone did something wrong and then they talk about the way they were brought up. I would see on the news about a man who committed a murder, the news then tries to bring his family into it and place blame on them for his actions. Yes, I think the way you are raised establishes a baseline of right and wrongs, but as you develop and grow you make the decisions on what you think. Work ethics is something I think can be taught through just the display of it alone. Personality can’t be taught and neither
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She lied to her parents about where she was or what she was doing. My mom told me she just wanted someone to pay attention to her. Her parents wouldn’t much so she would look for attention from boys and pick fight at school. Single child with two parents who work full time, it makes since. My mom never really had to work until she met a guy by the name of Tim Williams. They dated for a while, she was a sophomore and he was a senior. They winded up having a child together and both of them dropped out so they could work to support each other. I always ask my mom if dropping out was a smart choice for her and she always has mixed emotions about it. “Yes and no, taking care of my son was my main objective, but I could of done better if I stayed in school.” Her parents weren’t really mad about the pregnancy, but my grandma told my mom if she dropped out then she had to start working full time. My mom’s first job was at ACE Hardware off 7 highway and worked there for about six years. I remember it being like a little family there. Mom liked the job and was moving through the ranks pretty fast. After my mom and dad parted ways she met a new man a few years later and we moved to Belton to go live with him. While we lived there my mom became a secretary for a law firm in Lee’s Summit and that was the last job she’s ever …show more content…
They were both expected to work and to contribute to society. Both of my subjects both say society is unfair, but I have to do what I gotta do. To get anywhere in life one has to work hard and stop trying to find excuses. Just because one is a man and the other is a woman if one works hard then one will go places and that’s that. My mom is a stay at home mom and does great looking after my two little brothers and taking care of the house. My grandmother on the other hand is fifty-nine years old and still works forty-eight hour work weeks. My grandma was raised to work hard and my mother wasn’t. I think that determines roles in life, the way one is brought up not that everything is laid out. Everyone always made it seem that there is woman’s work and men’s work and I do believe there is a point to that, but we all have roles we play and my mother 's upbringing was a lot easier then my grandmothers. This reminds me of a quote I found in one of my readings. “Yet the feminist are probably right in believing that very few women and very few men could envision themselves returning to the starkly defined roles of the past.” We spend a lot of time fixating on the past and how bad times were, but I feel that we don’t spend enough time in the present and that’s why change is so hard for us today. No woman would want to be alive at anytime past the 1970’s because all they

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