I think one of the biggest issues in society today that is especially important in the future of my generation is the issue of laziness. I come from what is often referred to as the "fast food" generation. That we want it all and we want it now. We grew up with things that our parents worked years to achieve and the moment that we go out on our own we think we should have the same things but we don't want to put in all the years of work, patience and sacrifice. I think laziness is the root of many issues that are becoming so common in my generation, issues that range from simple procrastination, to "Senioritis", to debt.
Procrastination is the act of replacing high-priority actions or task with low-priority actions, and so putting off important tasks to a later time. To be classified as procrastination psychologists have proposed a set of three criteria: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying. None of these things are in any way beneficial to positive personal advancement in life but yet it is becoming more and more common in adolescents. The seriousness of this issue is of countered by those saying that it is just a phase and kids will grow out of it, but in reality what happens is that procrastination becomes a habit and then a lifestyle that a person will take with them into all areas of there life and acts as a "gateway" to other lazy characteristics such as a lack of will power and/or lack of ambition. This can lead to a person squandering their potential and instead of become the leader of tomorrow they lose all momentum and become stagnate.
Another example of a lazy lifestyle is "Senioritis". Which refers to student in high school, college, and even graduate school who exhibit procrastination, lack of motivation, a drop in academic performance and the act known as "coasting", which is going through classes with very little concentration or not going to class altogether. In some more serious cases where students allow their...