Essay on Filipino Youth

702 Words Dec 1st, 2012 3 Pages
THE FILIPINO YOUTH According to Dr. Jose P. Rizal, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan”. But for the youth of today, who is Dr. Jose P. Rizal? Is he a role model for the Filipino youth? Is he still being remembered the way a national hero should be? Is he an inspiration to the younger generations? What is his legacy? What is his relevance today? Dr. J. P. Rizal, describing the youth as the Philippines’ hope of tomorrow. But now some of the Filipino youth doesn’t even care about what our national hero has stated. For some of the youth being a student, a child, and a member of this society, they don’t even care about what is going to happen to them in the future some doesn’t even like to talk to their parents they …show more content…
Without of the proper guidance of the parents, even the things like pressures may bring them to do those things, even though they know the consequences they may face still they want to do it. The phrase, "everybody's doing it," is the main concept of peer pressure. Peer represents popularity within a large group, where friendship represents relationship based on mutual respect, appreciation, and liking. They are considered one of the factors why the youth intend to do things that are not appropriate for them, because of the pressure and jealousy brought by their peers, their friends wanted to do those things because of the benefit that they may get from it like popularity or because their peers are also doing such things. Peers can also influence people in a positive way, by way of volunteering, excelling in academics and others. The youth should really choose those people who are going to be their friend because there are going to be influence by them in a way of being good or bad. According to a website, “Youth is like a fire. It crept forward. A spark at first. Growing into a flame. Then brightening into a blaze". Changing wouldn’t be hard if someone really wanted to pursue things, with the help of guardians and especially God. And also, choosing the right things or a person who’s

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