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Tapping the Power of Youth

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When youth and students speak out especially through writing published in newspapers as letters to the editor or on alternative news media websites, older Americans respond with emails and phone calls extolling what has been said. I know from experience. These emails and phone calls are opportunities for fundraising and financing of travel to organization events.

I see a lot of young people and wonder about them. I sincerely believe that they are perceptive and want a better country but none of that perception or wanting seems to translate into action towards the establishment of a new world.

How do they use their time? My generation listens to music six times more than previous generation. Six times. There’s only 24 hours in a day. Text messaging. Cell phones. Where are you? Where are you a minute later? Where are you five nanoseconds later? Gossip. Silly talk. Trivial talk---while our future’s being torn from us.

Our twenties will be the most creative decade of our lives. We’ll be wiser and have better judgment and experience in our thirties, forties, fifties, sixties (hopefully), but it’s in our twenties when we need to be the pioneers---when we need to develop the vectors of what we want to do in life and what kind of impact we want to have in this world.

Youth and students must rise up. Our future is unwritten. Which one we and the world gets is up to us.

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com

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