Mikael Hornborg

Student Mechanical Engineering
Helsinki, Finland

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Mikael Hornborg
Posted 9 months ago
Are young adults today lacking life skills that inhibit them to determine an individual life track?
What do you guys think about this? Young adults are being influenced by the media and the information age -> they have a distorted view of reality. I sometimes feel that young people / people in general think things will just happen. What I mean by this is for example attitudes like "Im gonna become CEO" or "im gonna become the next Zuckerberg" or "im gonna become famous". My reaction is why dont you keep a job and pay your own rent for a year for starters.... Its not as easy as one might think. Im very ambitious and I work hard. Yet sometimes I still feel desperate and wonder if things are going to work out. But its scary how some of my friends "do nothing" and expect the world to come to them. They cant even jumpstart a car
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Mikael Hornborg
Posted 9 months ago
Is society as a whole in an infant, adolescent, or maturing adult stage? Explain and relate to history and current global issues.
There is only so much a human can learn during his/her lifetime, and much of it is through experience. If you dream of an evolving society that would eventually "understand" and stop acting stupidly, don't. Every generation needs to make its own mistakes. Every individual/society needs to make mistakes in order to learn from them. That's how we humans grow and why societies can't grow. I also find it fascinating how history repeats itself, America vs. Roman empire. We can only teach younger generations so much, and I believe we will continue to make the same mistakes. I dont consider it maturing if we (society) are forced to change our behavior due to eg global warming. In a nutshell -> society can't be compared to the psychological growth that a human beings experiences. Societies behavior repeats itself and the only thing that has changed (seen as evolution in history) is human gained knowledge and the nature of our mistakes.