Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Importance of helping youths rise to top

The future seems to depend on the youth, which may be a wonderful thing considering the immense potential they possess, and so, the need of the hour is to effectively tap this potential. While the so called “millennials” are the more educated and diverse than previous generations, they are also notoriously restless, job-hoppers, dislike authority and distrust traditional bureaucratic processes. Majority of them get burnt out sooner than expected and quite a few do not realise their potential.
No matter where they are employed, the youth needs to be motivated appropriately so that they may take our nation to greater heights. There are reasons for the behaviour and thought process of these youngsters which need to be identified, isolated and proactively acted upon. To motivate the youngsters, the society and its people need to think in sync with them and counter the negatives.
It’s vital to establish contact with the younger generation and transfer ideas and issues to the seamlessly rather than giving only pep-talks. One must involve the youth in planning to bring out the best in them.
Providing ambiance at work place conducive to the mind-set of youngsters and giving them the flexibility to operate as per their life styles results in productivity and positive motivation. Work-life balance is one of the most significant drivers which detests sitting at desks for 12 hrs a day in today’s world on internet and constant connectivity.
Developing entrepreneurial skills in young people can also be a multi-faceted and sophisticated response to the problem of youth people unemployment and creative urge.
Our youngsters should decide what they want to do in this life. Right from our childhood, we are constantly chained by the thought of careers, or what we want to be and, in that process, we forget some of the finer aspects that life has to offer. A precursor to do anything in life is to have confidence in the self.
Aren Jamir
Meghalaya, Shillong