1. Scarcity of jobs for young people

2. Children too "mature" at too young an age

3. Pressure on students to get good grades

4. Mississippi -- last in everything

5. Overemphasis on sports in the American culture

6. A scientific or technological development

7. A disaster (natural or man-made)

8. Cheating to get ahead (school, taxes, corporate CEO's)

9. Two-income families and children

10. Single-parent households and children

11. Popularity of something pop culture (MTV, South Park, professional wrestling, reality television, video games, etc.)

12. Worship of Hollywood actors/actresses

13. A new experience

14. Something that you're not proud you did