Youth is the time of life when one is young , or the time between the childhood and adulthood . Youth is an experience that may shape individual’s level of dependency . Youth also identifies a particular mindset of attitude. The United Nations defines youth as persons between the ages of 14 to 21. Youth is the stage of constructing the self concept.
There are different limits of ages at which youth are not free , independent to take some decisions or actions. Some of these limits are voting age , age of consent , driving age ,and many others . After youth reach these limits ,they are free to vote , free to drive cars etc. Young people spend much of their lives in the educational settings, and their experiences in colleges and universities can shape much of their subsequent lives.
Youth activism is the participation in community organizing for social change . It has lead to a shift in political participation and activism . The young activists have taken role in public protest , and pushing around many issues like climate change , abortion rights , gun violence and many other as well. Popular applications like Twitter , Instagram . Facebook , YouTube have become the newest tools for young activists in the 21st century . Due to digital media and technologies , youth are more active in media than old generation.The youth voice frequently associated with the successful application of variety of youth development activities including service training , youth research and leadership training . Needless to say that the budding youth are considered as the future power as the leaders of the nation . One of the major qualities of youth is anger . They are unable to compromise on their ideas and the principles and do not hesitate to stand anything wrong going around them. Youth will not hesitate to fight back against the wrong .
If given opportunity , our youth are always ready to make out most from an opportunity and give out their best . It would not be wrong that youth are the powerhouse and the storehouse of infinite energy and are not pride of the society. Young people have so much potential that if they use it in constructive work they can lead their society in a path of progress . The dedication , hardwork and the quest of knowledge of the youth will not only help them to lead the satisfied life but will also be their contribution towards society a super society. It is important to realize the role of the youth in success story as well as to educate and motivate them towards the path of building a better society . ” Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.”
Dawood peer _ the writer is activist associated with JKSA . ([email protected])