Generation Boomerang Analysis

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Teenagers nowadays are facing difficulties in the society which is making it difficult for them to achieve success in education and career. In the first essay Ivory Tower Blues, the authors James Cote and Anton L. Allahar state that the education system is neglecting their duty of providing students with appropriate skills like responsibility and determination in order to achieve success. The second essay The Ivy League, Mental Illness and Meaning of life, by Lauren C. Davis and William Deresiewisz, emphasizes society’s dream of achieving elite education which causes students to stray from real knowledge and learning. The documentary Generation Boomerang, shows that the majority of young adults do not have enough financial resources and independence …show more content…
The documentary Generation Boomerang expands on the concept of the lack of motivation in adolescents. As a result, they become complacent and choose not to work for a living, their parents become their main providers (Bartlett and LeRose). The essay The Ivy League, Mental Illness and Meaning of life, in that the author presents that students are “excellent sheep”, they do not endeavour to bring change. Basically the students are missing the ability to find their own direction (Davis 2). In Ivory Tower Blues the authors state that students develop a high level of self esteem and despite the lack of skills, they refuse to improve instead they indulge themselves in distractions. The disengaged students avoid doing the work required of them (Cote and Allahar 1). This represents the lack of motivation that young adults show, either they conform blindly to the content they are taught or become oblivious and do nothing to improve.This presents that youths only fulfill their function of going to school, but they do not actually initiate or create anything because they do not want to put in the effort, it is more easy to conform and rely on others. All the works explored the same concept which stated that teenagers are only looking for an easy way out and that they are not determined enough to solve any …show more content…
Generation Boomerang illustrates youths over 20 years old who are still living with their parents because it is hard to cope with harsh reality. Economic issues and a high rate of unemployment is hindering their path. Youths go back to their parents because they need financial support which they themselves are unable to afford. They find more security at home under their parents and due to that 6 in 10 parents retire later because they help their children. Also, 1 in 3 remortgage their homes in order to pay for their living expenses (Bartlett and LeRose). In The Ivy League, Mental Illness and Meaning of life the author state that children do not care about education material taught in class and the purpose of it. Their main concerns are grades which those represent their value and they do not know how to realistically measure their own worth, with a “A” they are on the top and anything other than that makes them believe that they are at the bottom. With the cycle of grandiosity and depression students are too scared to have a sense of self, they cannot face reality (Davis 3).In Ivory Tower Blues, the authors emphasize that throughout life young adolescents achieve academic success, but only due to inflated grades. They do not nurture abilities needed for universities like team-work, integrity and responsibility which are important. During post secondary education students do not earn the

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