Nation Building

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The Role of the Youth in Nation Building

I once heard a song by Cock Sparrer, and in that song are the lines, “Because you’re young, you’re torn between a world of hate, and a world of dreams; so much to lose, so much to gain; so much to fight for, so much to change.”. I then realized that the youth has so much potential to make a difference, we have the power to make a change. We have the capability of raising the status of our country. It all depends on how we want our future to be. Decide if you want to be a plain citizen of The Phillipines, or if you want to make a difference.

Before anything else, what is nation building? Nation building refers to the process of engaging all citizens in helping improve economic prosperity and political stability. How could us youth with such little experience help with nation building? Although we can do only so little in this moment, the future depends in our hands. What we lack of skills and power, we make up with ambition. Though we may think we can do only little, the truth is, what we do affects the future greatly.

As mere youngsters, with so little experience, we have so much to go through. Our knowledge about the world is so limited. We have so much to discover, but this does not limit our potentials, the youth of today can do so much more. We have the widest imaginations, the most creative minds. We should utilize this as much as we can.

Study hard! Words we often hear from adults. It is our role to study hard not only for ourselves, but also for our nation. How can this help in our economic growth you may ask. If the youth of today study hard, surely they will have a bright future. More successful citizens equals the rate or employment to become higher. We know that in getting a job, more companies, corporations, etc. prefer people with good education.

If only the generation today find that the key to the success of the country and the key to their success are identical. Their accomplishment is...
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