Interview Assignment 2 - Starla Eckhardt TA Danny Cardoza...

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Starla Eckhardt, TA: Danny Cardoza, Sec 1, 25 February 2015, Interview Assignment #21 In America, there has recently been a focus on the rising generation; our parents felt this, and now my generation is feeling the push to be successful as well. There are many factors that influence each one of us to do what we do, to try to become successful, though the definition of this "success" can be very personal and different for each person. This is also starting to be reflected in other countries, namely China. As China grows and becomes more of a modern business country like America, the young adults are experiencing changes in their goals; the values of the society itself are in fluxuation. Thus, from the documentary we watched (Young and Restless in China) it is my observation that what these young adults really want is what they are lackingstability. However, they are not unique in this; though it may not be as obvious, what all people our age want as we navigate this transitional stage, though we may call it success, is stability in life and relationships.During my interviews, my first question was always about goals in life and what my subjects believed that they want from these goals. Because everyone I interviewed is LDS and go to BYU or UVU, they all listed getting married/sealed in the temple. This focus comes from having similar ideology, beliefs, and backgrounds, but I feel that wanting to love and being loved by somebody is something that my entire generation has very much in common. Castiel, my first interviewee, went the most in-depth, saying that he wanted a "Perfect relationship... with not much fighting." (Castiel). It is common for young adults to feel as if they are in a constant state of "in-between" in which they are no longer kids but not yet adults. Love and relationships are happening at younger and younger ages recently, but marriage is still a sign of maturity and stability. Thus, my those in my generation look for more connections to not only keep them grounded and to feel valued, but to have some stability in a world of endless possibilities.
Starla Eckhardt, TA: Danny Cardoza, Sec 1, 25 February 2015, Interview Assignment #22 I found something similar in what the Chinese young adults were looking for, even if all of them didn't explicitly say it. Many of them seem to be looking for a relationship of some kind: toward the middle of the movie, six of the young adults start talking about their relationships. Wang Xiaolei gives an account of a girl who swindled him out of his money under the guise of wanting a relationship because he "Was very lonely and needed somebody to talk to" (Young and Restless). Being too busy is a common issue that strains relationships; Xhang Jingjing's fiancée

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