Many of our officials(not only political) today were valedictorians on their elementary and high school days and summa cum laudes, mangna cum laudes or cum laudes when they were in their collage years. Now, I want all of your opinions regarding this issue, do we really have a chance in this ever increasingly high competitive world or do we simply succumb to the idea that only selected individuals, particularly young achievers, rule this world of ours?
The "future" belongs to an entire generation of people hailing from all walks of life. Those who achieve young have a higher probability of a more stable "future". Although there are instances wherein an individual who achieved a whole lot at a young age, either peaked or succumbed to social pressures and took to drug/alcohol abuse. There are also instances where individuals built a giant business empire over the years and thereby aren't exactly 'young achievers'.
But these are only instances and does not show a true picture of the country or the world. Individuals who achieve something in their youth are more prone to have comfortable, healthy lives and thereby contribute to the society more. One-two individuals are not a fair representation of an entire generation or even more. The 'future' is in the hands of the masses and it is extremely important that the young look at this as an opportunity to achieve more success by starting early on in life.
Achieving some success on any front is extremely crucial for any individual. It not only boosts morale but also is instrumental in building one's confidence and thereby a greater probability to eventually succeed in life.
Such success need not be in terms of capital, but in the richness in emotional strength and good values. For this reason, so many countries, governments, institutions, etc. provide for programs which help the young talent. Identifying, nurturing and proper guidance to the youth will determine the future.
Younger people learn easily and absorb habits quickly. Thus, if a sense of achievement is embedded in the youth, the future is bound to be more progressive.
Judging by my opponent's lack of interest in posting any comments on the matter, it becomes even more clear on how the future does not belong to those who don't take charge of things. The youth who achieve something - anything - while in their childhood have a sense of discipline which compels them to follow through any project one might undertake! Additionally, given the state of affairs in world politics, business, environment, etc. the world NEEDS young, ambitious, talented people.