Ivy League, Mental Illness And Meaning Of Life: An Analysis

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…
In the documentary Generation Boomerang young adults have difficulty adapting because they are not needy enough to stoop down to cheap jobs. Most of them earned a university degree or college diploma, and that is giving students high standards that they refuse to budge to minor jobs so they are unemployed (Bartlett and LeRose). The Ivy League, Mental Illness and Meaning of life argues that students only transmit societal values like self-aggrandizement, wealth and status in school. They do not know the internal struggle that comes with acquisition of real meaning and knowledge. Schools should teach students about self-reflection, which can help them gain skills like cooperation and self-actualization (Davis 3). In Ivory Tower Blues, the authors express that the education system nowadays is giving grade inflation. Teachers give easy marks only for completing the projects rather than the content which is giving students false praise and that is making them lack of intelligence (Cote and Allahar 2). All the works synthesize that the education system is not teaching the correct material, instead students are interested in status rather than gaining knowledge. This situation is occurring more frequently in schools and because of that young adolescents face difficulties in universities and

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