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Can teenagers make a difference in the world?

Helena

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.

In my opinion, teenagers can make a difference in the world, once they are the base of the future which is being built and they have some tools that allow them to spread their word worldwide. Besides, teenagers are not usually expected to take global issues seriously and they can use it in their favour.

As we all know, teenagers are the adults of the future. Therefore, most of their actions will define the path of our world in the next decades, or even in the next centuries. For instance, the industrial revolution took place in the 1700s and we are still dealing with its consequences. Not so long ago, the use of CFCs led to the accumulation of greenhouse gases on the atmosphere that increased climate change’s pace. Teenagers now hold the responsibility of having an impact on their future lives by doing the opposite: by taking action in order to fight resource depletion, climate change, poverty and hunger, so as to make this world a better place.

Secondly, teenagers can take advantage of their skills and make a change through the means they master the best: social media. Digital platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook give young people the opportunity to raise their voice and to be heard by everyone, once Internet users are connected to people in every corner of the planet. Influencers play a major role in today’s society, as they are seen as role models by the ones who follow them. There are lots of teenager influencers, so if they make a change in their habits to protect our planet, probably their followers will do the same. This works not only for environmental questions, but also for ethical ones. During the Black Lives Matter movement, for example, many influencers expressed themselves through social media and urged people to adopt peaceful and tolerant behaviours.

Finally, it is well known that teenagers are not expected to be informed nor to make an impactful move in relation to global issues. Therefore, when they prove to know what is happening and start expressing themselves, society takes it as shocking. In my opinion, the shocking effect that revolted teenagers have on people is favourable for a change of habits and points of view. It makes one question his or her actions and realize the seriousness of some issues that he or she underestimated. For example, Greta Thunberg started a wave of school strikes to draw people’s attention to environmental issues, which has spread all over the world. Young people’s demonstrations caught everyone’s eye and Greta’s movement urged governments and important organizations to take action in relation to the fight against climate change.

To conclude, I think that Gandhi’s quote is wise and that it can be followed by everyone, even by teenagers. As Emma Watson said, “If not we, who? If not now, when?”.

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