Persuasive Essay On The Dumbest Generation

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In our generation, we seem to have more sources and ways to find the information that we need, whether it be in school, at home, or just during our regular day. Using the sources around us does not make us lazy or idiotic, it makes us wise because we know what is around us and we are using it to our advantage. Saying that we are the dumbest generation is not fair to us, considering we have not had time to fully accomplish anything yet. Most of us are still children who have not expressed our ideas to the world. Although we may not work as diligently as past generations have to find information, we are still able to think for ourselves and achieve greatness in our lives. For our generation, almost every single day in school is a challenge.…show more content…
Technology helps all generations, not just ours. Nicholas Carr argues that “The advantages of having immediate access to such an incredibly rich store of information are many, and they’ve been widely described and duly applauded,” (Carr, 170). With this statement, Carr, who is an adult, argued that the Internet helps to inform us more than it hinders our intelligence. Although his essay is also arguing that Google can impede us in a way, he still does mention the benefits of having the Internet at our fingertips. Mizuko Ito Et Al stated that “New media allow for a degree of freedom and autonomy for youth that is less apparent in a classroom setting. Youth respect one another’s authority online, and they are often more motivated to learn from peers than from adults,” (Al, 170). With this claim, Al is saying that online, this generation seems to be more independent and confident than they are in a classroom. Although that may not be a positive effect of the Internet, a sense of one’s confidence is very important during childhood. Learning the tools and ways of the Internet now will also continue to help us as we grow and our technology continues to

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