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Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

So here is the summary for anyone who has missed the session and can't be bothered reading through and for any of you who want to recap Smiley Happy 

 

"These are the best days of our lives", why do you think they say this? Do you agree?

The many reasons why people say this is because when we are young we are:

  •          More care free
  •          Have less responsibility
  •          Are a bit more selfish
  •          Don’t worry about money
  •          Everything might seem great
  •          Less decision making on your future
  •          Can experience life and still be moulded by our experiences
  •          Health is 100% focus

Although being young is not the end there is best to come for all of us. Life is what we make it.

 

What does it mean to be a young person in this day and age in vs. previous generations?

  •          More freedom – education, social, cultural, political, religious and travel
  •          Exposed to fast technology and entertainment
  •          Not pressured to marry and have kids young
  •          Not pressured into following a religion
  •          Relationships are harder to maintain
  •          Different and horrible ways to break up with someone
  •          More pressure from social media, school etc
  •          More worries and stressors

There are some things you just can’t do when you’re older, what will you miss about being young and a teenager? Or do you want to stay young forever?

  •          Doing whatever we want
  •          SUMMER
  •          Being fearless
  •          Freedom and Sleep
  •          No bills
  •          Cool discounts and special treatment
  •          Not having full time work
  •          Seeing children as little terrors
  •          Being in youth services (cut off after 25yrs old)

What’s difficult about being a young person these days?

  •          Comments like "You've got it easy! When I was your age ..."
  •          Pressure to do well in school/uni
  •          Pressure to look like what the media wants you to look like
  •          Constantly juggling commitments
  •          Being treated like a child and expected to act like adults
  •          Blaming out generation for being wrong
  •          Automatic judgments and assumptions
  •          Need experience to get a job, need a job to get experience
  •          Parents don’t understand
  •          Cost of living is up

Do you think people understand the challenges and pressures young people face? If so how could they better assist us?

People do not understand what we as young people go through they:

  •          Compare with their own experiences
  •          Dismiss our experiences
  •          Ignore and are uncaring
  •          Are out of touch

They could better assist by:

  •          Keeping up to date with what we go through
  •          Meditation and mindfulness taught in schools
  •          Stress management and coping skills in schools
  •          Schools should be more supportive

If there was one part about being young that you could skip, what is it?

  •          Being broke
  •          The start of puberty
  •          Worrying what people think of you
  •          Drama and Gossip
  •          Fighting with parents/siblings all the time

What are you looking forward to when you’re more “grown up” or an adult?

  •          Owning a home/homes
  •          Being a mother
  •          Having money
  •          Living with people you love
  •          More Freedom

 Thank you all for a great and entertaining session, stay young and have a pleasant week Smiley Happy 

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**Believe in the power of you because you are your own hero**

Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

Night everyone! Smiley Happy Thanks @ruenhonx and @SJG ! Smiley Very Happy

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Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

Goodnight @Myvo !! thanks for coming Smiley Happy

Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

Goodnight everybody!!! I hope you all have fantastic weeks Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

Goodnight everyone Smiley Happy Thank you so much
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**Believe in the power of you because you are your own hero**

Re: [CHAT] We are Young...Let's Set the World on Fire

Honestly when I was 16 there was so much high school drama, I'm 18 now and loving being over the dramas of high school (yes I still miss it to an extent). I feel as though I can finally find myself without worrying about how others were going to react or worry about what they would think.

I think the best days of my life are still to come and just need to enjoy the journey