The average age of politicians is 50-60! This is ridiculous since our society is built up of 20% young people. Older people mainly focus on older people stuff, usually not caring as much for young people. Young people also have more innovative ideas. They are just as mature as older people
We need young politicians, no older than 30 years old because they have innovative ideas and bright minds. They are the future and they can make it great because they are open minded (different cultures, different races, different sexualities...) If young people and old people would get along and work together, the world would be a better place. With the experience of the elderly and the new ideas of the youngsters, they might bring world peace. But old people say that young people are immature and inexperienced so the young hate the old because of those comments because they don't feel good enough and worthless,which is why not a lot of young people are interested in politics.
We are not talking about teenage politicians. What is the point here is to encourage young adults such as people of the of 25+ to take a more effective role in the politics and parliament because they are closer to the world changes that are happening. Some older politicians are not open minded and do not have room for change and most the decision that they make have a big effect on the youth considering 65% of the population (in Africa) is under the age of 35. We do need young politicians to play and effective role in the government to encourage correlative change.
If you look at most political parties who have older politicians, you see that their policies, views and beliefs reflect that of which were present in their younger years. Do we really want to go back 50 years? No. We need politicians who have lived in this generation, not politicians who dream of the past.
The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive.Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Alder people only think about themselves and not about the people around them.
I think young politicians in parliament would be an excellent answer to may of toady's problems. Currently the world is run by those who have already passed middle age and are no longer in connection with those who are young and trying to conquer their dreams. With younger people there would be new more unique ideas and not the tried old methods that are going on, and the voice of a younger generation would be heard instead of being silenced by the voices of those who are old.
The older politicians get, the more out of touch they are with society at large. This issue of "experience" comes up a lot but you know what old people don't have ANY experience with? Modern issues. So many of them live in the past and don't keep up with trends that it would make sense for most politicians to at least be of their prime.
Old politicians are more effective as they are much experienced than younger ones.They actually know how to deal with some problems as they have faced them much earlier.They have much understanding power than that of younger politicians to listen to the problems of the people and resolve them in an easy and optimistic way.
The brain is fully developed at the mid 20's so a child's brain is most likely to make a mistake. We can't take that risk. A teenager is not responsible enough to take on so much responsibility. They are still trying to figure out themselves and more pressure is not going to help.