What is your perception of young people?


I love my fellow young people and there is so much more to them than meets the eye. They have great potential and great hearts. I just want others to see young people the way that I see them.

Young People Insight

Young people get a lot of bad press, which leads to negative perceptions of them from individuals looking on from the outside.  However, people are usually only seeing what they want to see.  All they see is the headlines, criminal activities or bad attitudes, rather than the actual person underneath all of that.

There is so much more to young people than what they do and how they are perceived.  If you look closely at many of them and take the time to get to know them, you will see that they are more witty, intelligent, caring, funny and vulnerable than you think.  They also have really good hearts hidden beneath the surface; however, they are unlikely to show them to just anyone – you’ve got to break through the surface first.

Photo by SplitShire and used under Creative Commons License. Photo by SplitShire and used under Creative Commons License.

A few months ago, I met a young man…

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