09 - Jason Tang Rosales, Patricia English 1A December 3,...

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Jason Tang Rosales, Patricia English 1A December 3, 2009 The Concept of Youth Young people in our society are subjects of experiments and research. It has been like this for the last forty years and most of the research assumes that these adolescents deserve a category of their own. Youth can be defined as “…the ongoing growth process in which all youth are engaged in attempting to (1) meet their basic personal and social needs to be safe, feel cared for, be valued, be useful, and be spiritually grounded, and (2) to build skills and competencies that allow them to function and contribute in their daily lives”. (Pittman page 8). Basically, youth is the process that all young people must go through before they can achieve adulthood. The concept of youth is portrayed clearly and demonstrated in Jon Krakauer’s novel Into The Wild . Christopher McCandless can be noted as the epitome of immaturity, stubbornness, and adventure-thirtsy, and that is exactly what youth can lead to. Youth has been around for as long
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2010 for the course ANTHR 1 taught by Professor Chatterjee during the Spring '10 term at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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09 - Jason Tang Rosales, Patricia English 1A December 3,...

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