The youths of today; The partners of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Every society is like a banquet of flowers where each flowers have their own beauty, size, color and fragrance possessing the abilities to give others fragrance and make the society unique and wonderful,. That’s a perfect illustration of what the youths do, the youths are a major part of the development of any nation. They represent a crucial aspect of the society; they’re the basis for future growth and development. The youths are the backbone of the society. The youths are vices of change in the society; they possess boundless energy, enthusiasm and revolutionary thoughts among others and are therefore vibrant actors of social change. It is for these reasons that they are also branded as “partners of today.” The youths have a responsibility towards the society, which they must understand and practice. The youths and the nation have to walk hand in hand. Most importantly, the youths should be honest and hard working. The youths are the most vibrant part of the society.
Many parents/guardians don’t give their teens and young adults enough credit. They tell them what to do but they very seldom listen to them in return, they should be given a chance to express their ideas and opinions also.
The youths need to be empowered, they need to be given a chance to act, they need to be given a chance to participate and make an impact, they need support and they need motivation.
Thus, to empower them, the parents/ guardians and teachers should believe in the youth. They should help them develop positive habits necessary to sustain and grow to make this world a better place to live. Believe in them and let them explore, plan, prepare and experiment. Motivate them to be the change they wish to see in this world. Let them be Independent and empower them. They must motivate the youth. Responsibility and goal setting must be taught.
For the youths, you can allow yourselves to stay your course and do nothing or you can rise above what the cynics around you say and show the older generation they are wrong about you. Let them know you have intelligence and skills. Show yourself what you are made of. You might be surprised at how proud of yourself you become with even the smallest of accomplishments. A good tomorrow requires a better today.
Being a leader tomorrow requires a vision today, and this vision today must be put to work for full actualization.
This article was written by Awogbemi Ayomide; connect with him on IG here