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What Is The Role Of Youth In Politics?

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:48 am

Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood. During this stage young people in most Western democracies are introduced to political processes and issues, as well as a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements.

However, the youth of today have been given such a bad name when it is only a minority of people who are creating social disruption. Most youthful people are motivated and long to do well in everything they do, which means they could be a very important aspect of politics.

Firstly, young people have different perspectives and a host of different ideas. By allowing them to voice their opinion on most national issues can open and move the political world forward. This is not only good for society but necessary for society. If the youth are not allowed to engage with politics now, they may lose interest when they grow up to take responsibilities of society.

The hypothesis is that since young people interpret the youth condition as transitory, they do not consider youth political participation an end in itself. While the youth condition does not structure political participation or constitute actors and political projects, there are specificities of youth political participation that need to be identified.

Though I’m a strong supporter of allowing young people to actively participate in politics it must be noted that politics is not for the faint of heart: normally, young men and women have to be successful in their own personal lives before they offer themselves to rule a country, as exemplified in the United States or in different countries across the world.

While we should try and encourage more youth to take state responsibilities let’s also address this canker that is bedeviling our country and restore the country’s rich and traditional heritage of respect for the elderly. We can learn so much from those who have learned and lived and want to share their experiences with the next generation.

I think the youth who want to do politics must endeavor to have some education and gain some working experience before offering themselves for any political appointment in the country or if they are persistent, maybe they can start at a local level ( join committees or run for their local city council) and work their way up the ranks.

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