“I am sick of this generation of children!” “They are useless.” “I would donate to the youth program, but why, it doesn’t matter.”
Each and everyday, I see words like those above printed on various social media canvases on the world wide web. I have often wondered in each expression if the author(s) has thought about the implications that such words might have on a very well connected young mind.
This young person who adorns headphones, iPad, Mac Book and iPhone, can read and has possibly viewed or heard opinions like this voiced in his or her short lifetime.
We all have heard this very simple expression, “As you think, so shall it be.” Imagine, if the whole world thought the way you do? Imagine if your words caught on like a cancer and consumed all social media thoughts on young people in this way? Perhaps, (as a result of our careless writing) our youth will walk around with an attitude that shows lack of concern, despondent, throwing up middle fingers trying to forge a world of their own. Maybe they will flee to the arms or Matrix of somebody who loves them.
Imagine that your words are important, now realize that they really are, especially when shared with the public. If your niece is a violinist that you hold in high regards, forget it, because your words, thoughts, lack of action to help others in her generation have just made life a little harder for her in the future. Oh, sure, I heard you, your family has money that will exclude her from certain lifestyles. I am sure that some of the parent’s of famous rich children who have social problems thought just like you.
Remember, you were once a child, a teen and the world thought things of your generation too. However, in your generation there were more after school programs, more finances, more donations. So the next time, donate, volunteer and don’t forget the future is in the hands of our youth.
I have been told, “You are sitting on gold with that mind and voice of yours.” So I use it to inspire others. Until next time, I’m Nicole Cabell.