Hi again, this is Karoline Castillo with my topic of the generation of today. In my first blog I introduced my topic about the generation of today, and if the teenagers of this generation (future adults) will become of themselves. Today our world is urban. Teenagers have tattoos, they smoke, and dress differently then people did 10 years ago. We all think about the future now and then, weather it is on the bus on our way to school, in the shower, or before we go to bed. Will we have enough doctors, lawyers, and teachers in 10 years?
A week ago, I interviewed Edwin Deleon. Edwin is 19 years old. He too was one of these young teens with tattoos, which smoked every day, and followed the crows. Edwin currently has three children, a warrant for his arrest, and no job. He specifically told me “think ahead, your education is more important than your friends and trying to fit in”. Edwin told me he has much faith in me becoming something big, that I was a smart young woman and he did not want me to be like the rest of the generation. Not only does he have hope in me, the whole family has hope.
This is supper important to me because not only is Edwin Deleon my cousin he is my god brother. Growing up he was my mentor, and as the generation started to change so did his life. He went down the wrong path, he had so much potential and so do these young teens, and they just do not see it. Everyone has a special talent; these talents are being put to waste. If this type of behavior continues many of these lives will turn out like Edwin’s life did. Living in the moment will get you but so far.