One thing that was abundant in the early twenties was ‘time’. A lot of time to discuss career, aspirations and then to set goals. Though many make such orientations from the age of seventeen itself, yet the mould may be incomplete. There are distractions. Impatience, rebelliousness and curiosity may be the most evident expressions, but yet, these are only to suggest that the youth are unstoppable. But then why to create any bottlenecks at all. The youth needs avenues and immense freedom to explore. Their adventurousness needs much recognition. The youth may just be seeking validations and attention from people. This appeal to be acknowledged defines their character the most.
The youth are most at disadvantage when they are also discovering their own changing features. They have to come to terms with how their mental faculties are evolving. Simultaneously, they are also etching and elbowing their personal position in the social milieu. The youth of today has immense access to search engines. The information explosion has enabled the youth to access data. But the intrigue is the ability of their mind to process the data.
The mind of the youth is exposed to over ten Giga bytes of data every day. This data-impact on tender minds can hasten the wear and tear of the intellect and memory. Moreover, much data, though creates an imprint on impressionable minds, yet are not of much direct utility in progress of its consumer. The young consumer of data though is much informed, yet may be using only up to forty percent of the stored data in their minds.
So, now we have many a peculiar situations. The youth has to tackle, dodge and then to deal with multiple complexities of option and opportunities. The conventional norms of relationships are transforming into modern methods of complex relationships among peers. Many elders seem to be ill equipped to be counseling stations to the gen next.
The restlessness needs direction. Ambitions have to be articulated. Aspiration must be achievable.
The youth has much potential, not only to perform and excel, but also to inspire the older generation. Some youth have taken up themselves to be a guide to the senior citizens. Many senior citizens seem to have missed the digital revolution. The new world of computerized and digitalized services has handicapped the elderly. The latest communication gadgets, security procedures and documentations that require biometric scanning is a foreign world to the people above seventy years of age. Many young people are volunteering to visit the elderly who are lonely and help them back to the world of today.
This is how the youth are moulding their character. Such broadening of the mind, so as to participate in the lives of the elderly brings many benefits. It shapes the attitude and approach of maturity. The perception of the young people then, takes multi-cultural dimensions.
Much experience of the elderly then becomes the education of interactive skills to the young listeners. The society then bridges its generation gap.
Many youth who have already chosen to volunteer to the cause of updating the elderly are showing progressive traits. They seem to be more innovative and convey a good level of satisfaction. They enhance their ability to bridge the gaps in the time of conflict and stress.
The youth updates the elderly and in turn, the older people enrich the generation next. The synergy is total and contagious. A marvelous sense of social well-being can be achieved.
The elderly in contrast seems to have very little time. The perceived scarcity of time makes the elderly, dwell in values, ethics and morals of good living. Now the youth has source of reference. The access to maturity and the innocent energy both together is an envy of any social watcher and behavioral auditor.
The youthful enthusiasm will then come-forth with progressive enterprises. The entrepreneur of today has vibrancy and dynamism.
Sports, entertainment, professionalism and other vocations will get its competent workforce, from this generation. The perceived goodness, maturity, innovation, enterprise and enthusiasm are all the correct ingredient for flourishing of industry and thriving of social harmony.
The practices of body stretches, breathing techniques and meditation are also appropriately fitting into the gen next lifestyle. Fitness and knowledge of the mind and other profound wisdoms are giving to the youth, their much needed cool quotient. Association to a life guru has become trendy. The youth has arrived into this world of information technology, at the times of knowledge industry. Being responsible for social service is seen as good value- add. Values of sharing and caring are providing the feel good factor.
The youth are here to drive this change. They are capable of transforming the fragmented and shabby societies into wholesome and hygienic societies. The youth are ushering in the revolution of holistic wisdom. These are the informed people. They are claiming what they deserve. They are setting their vision accurately farther. They know no limits. They cannot be stopped till their target is achieved. The youth are working to free people from ignorance.
You can choose to fit in too. The social harmony can return. Career, industry, economy, science and all learnings can flourish. The secrets are out, and they have become known.
Welcome to the present. We are here today. The moment is young. So get this new perspective.
Let us make it happen. Learn from the youth and let us back them up. When we support them, we can all move forward together.