Joe E. Lewis said:
“You are young only once, and if you work it right, once is enough.”
This quoted statement from Mr. Lewis is indeed an inspiring one for the youth nowadays. As far as we could remember, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our National Hero quoted, “The youth is the hope of the Fatherland.”
Come to think of it, could the youth become the pioneer generation to resolve the problems of our nation and achieve success in developing further? Where are the youth now? Are they still on their venture to achieve excellence in the different fields of learning?
The 21st century is a time of modernization. It is undeniable that almost all things nowadays are under high technological manipulation. Cell phones, computers, appliances, different means of transportation and even the simplest gadgets that we use at home are now upgraded and brought to the next level.
Known for their creative thinking and curious minds, the young people are often aware of the latest things around them. Whenever they see new things, they would become eager to know how that thing works.
Modernization is creating a bad impact among the youth. Instead of getting in touch with their studies, most of them enjoy playing computer games, texting, chatting with friends, telebabad, etc. due to their access to these gadgets; some are even indulged in pre-marital sex and immorality. Poverty, as well, contributed a lot to their well-being. Some engage themselves in prostitution, criminal tricks, alcoholism, and even drug addiction.
How can we say that the youth could be our future leaders and present partners if the young generation is already ruined?
This is a big challenge for us youth. The future of our society depends on how we work things out. Without us, our nation would not become productive. Our country’s development is within our bare hands and creative minds.
Let us not engage ourselves in useless activities. For once, let us think not about ourselves but let’s think about...
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