The future: what does it hold for us all? Well, in today’s world it looks preeeeetty bleak. Just open a news site, talk to anyone in the world and you’ll see why. Everyone is struggling. There’s environmental issues like plastic and pollution, political issues like corruption and poor leadership, global issues like poverty and war, social issues like human rights abuses and violation and personal issues like mental health and the breakdowns within families. And look, I don’t want to dwell on the negative, but if we ignore these things, nothing will change. We’re gonna have to be pretty radical, guys.
Now this blog welcomes people of all ages, offers hope and inspiration to everyone, but I am aware that most of my audience, and myself as the author, consists of teens. So today I want to talk about why it’s important for teens to think of the future.
Now many people of our generation simply don’t even think about the future. It’s not on their radar, they just wanna live in the moment and yeah, that’s fine, but what happens in however many years when everything goes wrong??? We are the future generation and we have to take responsibility. This is our world that we’re ignoring, our future, our lives!
Right, so I think we’ve established that it’s pretty important that we teens think about the future. However, I realise that this can be a very daunting task. The future is so unknown and so huge and so full of potentials and pitfalls. And I’m no different, I find it hard to look ahead too, but we’ve all got to try together because one day we will be making the decisions. So here are my top tips for looking to the future. Here goes:
- The main thing we need to change is attitude. We need to get a grip on just how key the future is to our lives. The future is our lives!
- Determine what you want for the future of our world and for your future individually. Take active steps towards that, engage with it, put your energy into that thing.
- Do small things that make a BIG difference – things like being thoughtful, kind and compassionate to others.
- One massive issue in our world at the moment, one that is already starting to have devastating effects on the planet and will only get worse, is the lack of sustainability. We are DESTROYING the environment, we are destroying our home and soon we will suffer the consequences. There are loads of simple ways you can help try to stop this: learn skills! Learn how to grow food, learn how to recycle, make simple more environmentally friendly swaps in your home.
Those are my tips! Now, what are yours???? This is a discussion post after all so I need your contributions. Comment down below with any thoughts or ideas you might have!