The Youths need a Voice
Think about it for a moment, what it is like to be a youth. Your parents pressure you to succeed, your friends pressure you to do things you don’t want to do, social media pressure you to hate your body. It’s hard even if you are a “good kid” from a well-to-do family.
There’s a reason that when the older generation talk about young people, they try to avoid the truth that nowadays; being young is overwhelming, it’s almost too much, it’s becoming painful. And sometimes, when you see youths committing suicide, you need to realize that they were at a low point in their lives and had no help.
I’m not saying I approve suicide but sometimes, thinking about what it is like not to be anymore, it sounds blissful. I’m not saying this casually, I’m saying it with all seriousness, because hiding it and not saying it makes it all worse. It should be talked about, all of the shit with young people should be talked about.
The youthful age is limbo, it’s a point in life between being a child and an adult. The world tells you to be matured and express yourself, but the minute you do, they shun you to shut up. The truth is that most adults are just scarred youths who are lucky enough to make it out of the limbo alive.
And this is why the youths need a voice, one which would be listened to and not ridiculed or shunned. They need to talk about their feelings, like speak their truth and not a generally accepted truth, talk about exactly how they feel.
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