Why can it be said that adults who smoke and drink alcohol are hypocritics when they condemn youths for using drugs?
Adults smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol (in moderation) are LEGAL activities. Using drugs are ILLEGAL activities. Adults are aware of the risks of lung cancer. Children, most of the time, fail to recognize the risks involved in using recreational drugs. They really do need adults to steer them away from drugs. And good friends to support those decisions. How many people that you REALLY look up to do recreational drugs. Your coaches don't. Your teachers don't. The president of the local bank doesn't. The best things in life are obtained DRUG FREE. I know that sounds lame, but it's very, very true. Do you really want to grow up to be a drug addict? Do you want to live in some hole-in-the-wall apartment all your life? Waiting for your next high? Leave the drugs alone. When you are an adult, smoke and drink if you must. But, as long as you drink in moderation, you won't have to worry about getting busted.
The effect of pop culture on youths can best be described as a gift and a curse. While pop culture has some benefits it offers the youths like connecting with other youths, its negative effects on young adults and the society as a whole cannot be over emphasized. Some of these negative effects are fake lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, bad exposure and bad friends.
There is a general decline in the value system of all youths not just those of Filipino ethnicity. It is erroneous to assume that this is a phenomenon that affects youths of one particular ethnicity or country. This is a global occurrence fueled by the deteriorating value system propagate by the movie and music industry. The youths are also disillusioned by delinquent and corrupt adults within their homes and communities.