Are Today's Young People the Catalyst for Social Change?

  • Yes they are

    It is important the world begin to realize that young people are the leaders of change both now and the future. The world at large should appreciate the young people have now taken upon themselves to challenge to change the environments they live in. Many young people of today are now social changers. Therefore, there is need for many people of order generation and government of today to understand that young people are charged with the abilities to change the areas they live.

  • New Generation Always A Catalyst

    I believe new and upcoming generations are and always will be a catalyst for change, this includes social change. Social norms and behaviors have changed greatly from generation to generation and I believe that is because each new generation brings new attitudes and ideas to the table. These forces gradually change as the younger people grow and are given more opportunity to voice their opinions.

  • Today’s youth have an innate love, and a sense of dedication towards adventure and exploration.

    With the natural love for adventure and socialization, the youth can certainly bring about tremendous contributions to societal change. For one, we’re the generation most adept in mass media, through so-called social networking. This advantage is wrongly directed to least important matters, as in cyber bullying or online hacking, instead of using this gift as a medium for the greater good. Motivation and inspiration to do better, and be better can be easily done through the many new ways we communicate.

  • Yes, today's young people are tomorrow's leaders.

    Today's young people are absolutely the catalyst for social change because not only are they the ones pushing for change today, but they are the ones who will spearhead the change in the future. Movements like Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street, and many other groups that are dedicated to bringing about awareness and action for change have all been started by young people. And when the generation changes, those young people will bring their experience and attitude to leadership positions in the political and social environment.

  • The extreme for us will be their norm.

    The youth of today will no doubt change be responsible for the next social change in the world, because they are growing in what their parents believe is the new world full of changing technologies and social climate. For the youth this will be consider the norm, and they will view this less degree of shock and excitement as we there parents do. So for the youth its about settle into things that were once thought to be extreme, an example could be the internet or language on T.V.

  • Yes, they are changing our society.

    To the extent that young people are living their lives according to their beliefs they are a natural catalyst for social change. Social change does not have to come from political activism, or grand sweeping movements, but instead can come about by small incremental changes in the way people relate to each other. The changes we are seeing today in our approach to gays and racism are largely driven by young people who no longer see those issues as problematic.

  • No, today's young people are not the catalyst for social change.

    Young people today do not seem energetic enough to really be instruments for social change. Compared to the brave young activists of the 1960's they are hardly making a difference. Young people today are more interested in playing with smart phones than in making a real impact on the important issues the are faced.

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