The Pressures Of Todays Youth

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The Pressures of Today's Youth Many young people in this day and age are tying to look act, and overall seem older. Youths face many dilemmas in their trek to adulthood yet, they still try to obtain adulthood earlier by going through the "proper" rites of passage. These rites create dilemmas which can help or hinder lifetime goals. Two of the dilemmas that young people face today are peer pressure, and adult pressure. Two essayists have given their thoughts on these subjects They are Mark Gerzon ( "Manhood... The Elusive Goal ") and Joan Didion ( On Self-respect"). "Manhood The elusive goal" is an enigmatic journey of a young male into adult hood. He encounters some of the many rites of passage (dilemmas) in the modern society;smoking, drinking, and violence. The author refers to these as part of the "masculine code of conduct" an item every male must follow verbatim. "On Self-respect " faces the ever

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