Youth: The Energy in Motion ( The Kinetic principles of Physics)
His name was David. I met him in the new team to which I was assigned to work with. With the unfolding of months, at most recreational hours we would meet up and engage in conversations. Sooner he vented out his complexities. For 3 years he was stuck in the same organization, not knowing how to move. David had dropped his studies. And to forget the daily nags, he would induce himself with best drinks(liquor) available to his budget. He confessed he had no strength, nor the ideal thought to which direction he could stir himself to.
So we talked and talked. I played the part of a listener. This was an added opportunity for me, to present the lives of incredible people, anecdotes and have debates on issues confronting us. Realization soon beamed over, that he was an excellent communicator. Thereupon, I lavished sincere appreciation; an unexpected turn gradually began to ferment him.
He began to consult with me about what he should do. David, by compare and contrast, fashioned the one-liner, which has kept me pondering:
“Make no mistake with your education”.
Looking back at this trifle episode brings home the substantive truth that, Youth in whatever situation, is and will be, still imbued with potential. A potential, exceedingly great enough, to be changed into masterpieces, for all generations to admire. Youth is that block of marble, with an Angle inside; waiting for rightful Michael Angelo’s to set them free.
The elemental concepts of youth are briefed below, apart from the commonality of expressions.
The Desperate seekers of meaning:
By default, the Youth is the desperate seeker of meaning. At the prime of his Youthful life, Soren Kierkegaard, a Christian existentialist philosopher, scribbled these words in his diary:
“The thing is to understand myself, to see what God really wishes me to do; The thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die.”
This is an exact replica of the quest, in the postmodern youth.
Too often reprimands are profuse whilst stating the conduct of youth in society, institutions and local set-ups. The underlying force that engages the youth of indulging in “misconducts” emerges from the restless need to find an iota of meaning out of the immediate thought-after action.
I had the first-hand experience of working in a BPO. In the pursuit of meaning, the greater part of the population in the organization were addicts of high-smoking, excess consumption of liquor and over-indulgences in adult entertainment. The appalling discovery still consisted in the fact that, although they were aware of the imprecations- they nevertheless dived into the act. Whilst speaking to them, one could easily fathom their thirst for deciphering meaning out of them.
And why would they do so? Well, the inconvenient truth arises from the realization that hope is an elusive target. The traditional upkeep of hope in economy, politics, and institutions, has been downright disparaged by the master-play in politics, the in-transparency of the economy and the prevalence of malpractices in the institutions. The immediate flow, thereafter, is to the means provided by the world. And the vicious circle from the initiation to the point of hurting and getting hurt- gradually strips the pride of youth. A period of confusion follows. The enlightened youth in a society is the product of selfless enlightened mentor’s.
The Capital Vulnerable to get wasted:
We are accustomed to getting updates on the capital investment made in various sectors for the development of the nationhood. Of a similar significance is the youth, who are being themselves a pivotal capital to be fruitfully utilized. Look into the eyes of youth; you will invariably see that there is a potent capital bubbling to be utilized. The sense of capital arises from the innate capacity, or like the principles of Kinetic Energy as in physics- youth is that energy in motion. Greater the ability to tap this capital, much greater the impact it has on the overall health of the society and the progress of humankind. Note this- a society is branded not for the mere structural setups, but primarily from the quality of youth it possesses.
The vulnerability arises from the disoriented perceptions made by those who manage the platforms of change. It is highlighted from the non-recognition of youthful dynamism or manipulates that which already realized.
The Embodiment of responsibility, commitment, and innovation:
Not adequately considered as the Enlightened whole, yet Youth is the perfect embodiment for responsibility, commitment, and innovation. Whether one acknowledges it or not, the nation’s future rests on this. The burst in youth for doing something unique, for doing something great, a part of the innovation is the ultimate potentially waiting to be transformed into action. When the authentic platform for responsibility and commitment surrounds the environment of youth, the outcome is the product of innovation.
You do not know what youth is capable of unless the opportunity to manifest the responsibility, commitment and innovation are given.