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When was the last time youve seen a high school student without aFacebook Twitter Tumblr or any other social network account If youhavent then I guess you havent been around much technology thesedays According to childrenonlineorg 976 percent of juniors had afacebook account in 2011 As you can see the attitude of learning toconsume is much greater than the attitude of learning to labor by twogreat factors One is the way how many high school students interactwith things and each other while the other factor is the way how therole models of todays teen society actYou can easily see that many high school students are learning toconsume instead of learning to labor through the way they communicatewith each other The old-fashioned way of talking face to face with yourfriend has mostly died through the use of social networking andtexting Many students who are usually supposed to be studying orlearning during class give priority to texting seeing what their newfriend was doing today or in other words being very into their socialmedia lives while their lives at school that require studying doinghomework or taking notes usually takes second place Many high schoolstudents are barraged with ads by social media networks which usuallytell them what theyre doing is innovative inspirational and downrightcool While these ads may seem encouraging they have an underlyingmessage Keep yourself in social media or lose your social standingThis statement embodies the attitude of learning to consume which manyhigh school students will may or may not continue throughout theirlivesAs you can see the rap stars such as Kanye West or Jay-Z who areusually showing off their wealth through their expensive cars expensiveclothing and expensive accessories These kind of stars are usually therole model of the high school students today Through these role modelsthey learn that spending tremendous amounts of money on the same itemsthey buy will make you stand out from the crowd or to put in otherwords make them look cool At a
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