A young person's life from 18-25yrs old has only been born into consciousness, around 15, maybe 14. That is when we start to relate our self to the rest of the world, in someway. How do we fit into it? How are we special in someway? They may have a small idea how hard grown ups have to work, to just survive, and make ends meet.
They think, and might even be correct that grown ups are fools at times. Working 40-50hrs a week to Just get enough to pay your bills. Having a rotten boss, complaining co-workers, ungrateful children, and yet a lot of parents will still sacrifice to survive, in hopes life will get better, and not being sure. Kids say to them self I won't get like that. I am going to enjoy life now when I can. And in a lot of ways they are right. They have their basic needs cared for, so why not enjoy the pleasures. The foolish mistake they is not being responsible, so they do not make a mistake, that will put them in the hard life that most adults are in. Of course a lot of adults have a hard life, not always from their own choice. Layoffs, medical crisis, a car accident, a death in the family, your savings is lost by a criminal ad-visor. There are Their are people who did everything right, and still lost everything they had. And they are 45,55, 65, or older.
Now the young people are just trying to enjoy life, and say I have lived. And a lot of them think if you think too much of the problems of the world, or consequences of their actions, they are not living. Think about using Condoms, or other birth control pills, is a drag, and too much adult like. And That thinking is what will get a lot of young people into the hard way of life, when they did not have to. Or get them in the hard way of life sooner then needed to be.
We are in our 5th generation of children having children, where the average age id 15. 50% will not finish high school, 90% will not go to college. Most will live in poverty for 11yrs, before they get a better life. 30% never get out of poverty. They do drugs, and put them self in position for others to take advantage of them, and help them go down the wrong road. They not only deal with a hard life for them self, but punish their child, or children to have a hard life. All because they only want to think about fun, and nothing else. Fun in life is the dessert, and the meat is the knowledge, and the veggies the nurishment. You can not live on Dessert alone.