Youth: The Leaders of Today

NeW Bureau

The Youth today is called by many names, Generation X, next generation, ‘Leaders of tomorrow.’ It might be true of course but to be more comfortable with saying it the other way round, Youths are the leaders of today. However it may be, whether the leaders of today or tomorrow, all that matters is the desire for difference from yesterday. Every nation needs its youth. The reasons are that youths 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.” Youths of every race and dimension, have always stood center stage in the socio-economic developments of nations across the globe.

Youth power is a recognized force in the whole world and is the foundation of any society. Their energies, resourcefulness, character and orientation define the pace of development and security of a society. They represent a measure of success or failure for every State or region based on what governments do with them and for them. They are the building blocks of every developed nation. The stronger the youth of a country, the more developed that country. Youth are filled with tremendous energy and towering ambitions. Youth is that powerful resource, which can either construct or destruct the whole nation. They could be the driving force behind the development and peaceful existence of any nation or region. It is therefore no surprise that when youths decide to galvanize their passions and desires into real action, one could see strength and meaning written all over such passion. With no doubt, the youth repre­sents the most vibrant and adventur­ous group in any society.

In an increasingly complex world, quality leadership is more imperative than ever. Innovation in every field has to happen quickly to keep up and businesses are learning that the ability to innovate is only one part of the key to a prosperous society. The involvement of youth in national development is a must. In fact, youths play one of the most important roles in nation building. Youth always has been the key to any of the activities in the world be it war, politics, construction works.

Youth can bring a huge change. Almost all our freedom fighters were young when they started their struggle for freedom that resulted in the freedom of our country. More young people are doing more to deliberately change the world than ever before. They are creating jobs, building the economy, and circulating wealth in brand new ways that we can all learn from.  Thus youths should be allowed to participate at all level of policy and decision-making for a great and healthy democracy, and as well to save the future of our establishments.  The world’s problems today are extremely complex and interrelated, driven by competing political, social, and economic forces. Climate change and humanity’s role are now backed by irrefutable science, and clean water, the essence of all life, is in scarce supply. Young generation has many excellent ideas of completing a task. Culturally, the youth are the inheritors of the society heritage and custom. They have always been at the center of social change. If we empower our young people to be the best they can be our global economy and world in general would be a different place. Young people must “raise their voices” so they are heard loud and clear. It is high time the civil society; especially the youth rise up to this occasion and put an end to the madness called corruption in our society. Youth can take the advantage of the circumstances to make the world a better place, resulting in huge changes to the society.

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