By JENNY CHILLERY
Youth is known as the time of life when one is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood. It can be defined as the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit of an individual.
Youth it is a time to experience individual’s level of dependency which can be patent in various ways according to different cultural perspectives. Personal experience is marked by an individual’s cultural norms or traditions while the youth’s level of dependency means the extent to which he or she relies on his family emotionally and economically.
Youth are believed to be energetic and so they are to provide a huge contribution in making the world a better place. They are not to waste much of their time growing up, they are to be active and act as champions of personal development and the country’s at large.
Being a youth is a time or a moment where many individuals can be highly influenced to do various things that can be positive and advantageous to oneself and ones country but the reality is that many usually let their comfort zone become their own coffin because many during this time are highly attracted in trying new things. That is why some end up being drug users, smokers, practicing unhealthy sexual intercourse and so forth.
A youth is to be outspoken, upbeat and productive by playing a role in building him or herself and their nation. A youth is to be active and healthy, he or she is to volunteer in doing various activities that will contribute to development. A youth is to challenge all bad conducts corruption that is an obstacle to success.
A youth should be a voice to the voiceless by defending the ones who have no say over anything. People who cannot defend themselves and they need people to speak for them such as children and cripples.
A youth is required to act as an inspirational figure to the society. Adolf Hitler once gave out diamonds words saying “One who wins without troubles it is just a victory but one who wins with lots of troubles that is HISTORY”. Every individual needs to leave a mark once gone, a positive history to be remembered.
A youth is obliged to make sure that the young generation is brought up in atmosphere of morality and rectitude, love, care, understanding and guidance for enrichment and strengthening of their characters.
There is still chance for every youth to adjust themselves and do what is right. Youth should sincerely set an example to follow and shall not do things that would disgrace or dishonor upon God, their country and its flag, parents, themselves and the people round. Youth should honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon him and others