So I'm kind of new here, so I don't know if I should be spontaneously starting one of these, but I'm curious.
I find one of the things that is often holding me (and a lot of my friends) back from working to decrease world suck is youth discrimination. Right now it's a big problem in my community... we're in need of some kind of youth center, anything at all (we've mentioned skate parks, to helping expand the Art Gallery for new classes)... and any suggestion keeps getting shut down by our local government (to the point where they're trying to give our brand new art gallery away to someone else!). If we try to start any sort of campaign up to raise money for causes in Hati or Africa or Japan, we're completely ignored by the adult population in our community. Many people view us as infidels that need to be restrained. (this was actually said by someone when we tried to push for a skate park)
What I'm wondering is how much youth discrimination impacts your life, if at all, and how it prevents you from decreasing world suck?
Where I live, the job economy is terrible, so it's hard for teens to get jobs. Employers would rather hire an out of work adult than a young kid who's still high school and has no experience. I think this is completely idiotic. I get why they want to hire older people, but if they don't hire younger people, those younger people will never have a chance to get experience and to grow up. Some of them won't be able to go to college and get a proper education. People don't think about that. We're the future and all they do is try and kick us down.
Also, I agree with Kathryn. Adults want us to think like they do instead of come up with new ideas and new ways of doing things.
It's really hilarious, the way they want us to think just like they did. Every generation of youth seems to rebel against the older generation. It's really annoying because they act as though our trying to grow and be different and better is different than when they were trying to change their community to be different and better.