L4GYouth... isn't it about time we made repair?
An idea has been developing within the concept of +Link4Growth for sometime now, but I believe things happen when they are supposed too... and for this particular project the time is now...
As a member of the Baby Boomers (agreed at the latter end of it) we have constantly strived for more, more of everything. This has been money, possessions, material wealth and more often than not to the detriment of family, relationships, community and our happiness. It is no wonder that the next generation who have grown
Worse still... we believe we are right, and that these youngsters ought to be knocked into shape and conform with the world... we see this at its worse in education. Let me stop and add a caveat at this stage I am not decrying teachers or those that work in education, just the system that they are forced to operate within.
We are applying a system created centuries ago to a world which is no longer like it was... we are creating clones (young adults) who will go out and work hard (for someone else) and conform and follow the rules laid down by those in power, i.e. those with the money. It is no wonder that the youth today is disillusioned with us. We tear away their creativity and problem solving skills and make them obedient clones who will do as we say and tow the line... for a world which is fast requiring not knowledge (we can get that from any smart device) but creativity, ideas, collaboration not competition.
How do you go about changing such a thing? How can you start to give these young people renewed hope and perhaps learn from better role models that are less self serving and more willing to share their life experiences and business knowledge. This is the generation who we are handing over responsibility too... what on earth do we want them to look like? People like us? People who have stolen so much from the future already with our greed, or do we want them to help us create a better place 'to be' in the future?
So young people of the UK... let's go to work... are you one who might step up to begin the engagement process? I know whomever you are, you have some highly talented friends... and to the wider audience across the UK, this message goes out to you also... if you know young people who need some hope... who want to be part of creating something better... Invite them to get in touch and join in the fun (oh yes it will be bucket loads of fun)... and let's begin the process!