ULG 1 minute read
June 3, 2016

How do you make them listen?

We cannot always build a future for our youth but we can build our youth for the future

This means we must not ask young people to express themselves without really listening to them: to their aspirations and ideals, to the solutions they propose – on climate change, corruption or political governance.

“Many of the religious and cultural differences that pose obstacles in the political world are not really an issue for the young. For young people, differences are an attraction.”.

The real crime of conflict and war is that it creates contaminated living environments where the young are burdened with the ballast of their elders, creating a serious deficit in their ability to be open and curious.

How do you make them listen?