Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth with our selfish activities. Every day we produce tons of degradable and non-degradable waste, and throw it anywhere recklessly. Smoke and harmful gases from our homes, vehicles and industries are suffocating her.
We are disposing of dirty sewage, drainage and even chemicals recklessly, although we know that more than 7 billion humans, along with all plants and animals in this world, rely on water for their lives. Water pollution increases the risk of water-borne diseases like cholera, dysentery etc. Deforestation is leading to natural calamities like floods, soil erosion etc, temperature increase and changed rainfall distribution, drought, loss of valuable biodiversity, decreased oxygen density etc.
Solutions to environmental problems are not impossible for superior creatures like humans, if they are committed. My first role in nature is to reduce my own carbon footprint via eco-friendly activities. I can create workshops with local people that air pollution can be controlled by replacing household energy sources like coal, firewood etc. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else.
But we can reduce the number of tortured children. This administration and old wealthy people have declared war on young people. That is the real war that is going on here. In small places, close to home—so close and so small they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person… Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.
Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.
- The Lesbian Tongue Goddess;
- The Bhagavadgita.
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Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare. But every day, in local arenas all the way to the White House, adults sit around and decide what problems youth have and what youth need, without ever consulting us. Youth feel their voice is valued and that they have an impact on city decisions. Adult members benefit from the fresh perspective, optimism, and enthusiasm youth bring to the table.
It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago. Youth voice has a tremendous impact on program participation and program outcomes, both short term and long term.
Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously. In a truer view of the matter, we are coming to see that the rights are on the side of the child and the duties on the side of the parent. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted. And remember kids, I am you friend. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakeable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money- bitten, frightened, adult lives.
Hey Valerie, thanks for writing! Thank you for developing this list of quotes geared toward youth.
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I am always in search of finding ways to inspire and motivate those I teach. Living in a small town where many youths are misled by politics,where many youths are drop-outs,drug addicts,drunkard blinded by evil desires, I find so much of motivation and encouragement whenever i read all these awsome,cahllenging quotes.
Thank you so much,keep up and remember life is changed by every quote very time you write up.
I believe in us. I believe in youth inclusion in governance as it was during the post colonial era.
I believe the future is Now! I would love more help on this, please. This will guide u each Ward jurisdiction, then start work immediately on friends youths across d state so that no Ward-polling units will b left untouched. Then form ourselves a formidable groups which will b metamorphosed latter to pickup political party.
Alot more programs. Wow…so inspiring!
I believe this is the only way to eradicate all forms of terrorism and other social vices. Thanks and God bless! Hi Adesanya, and thank you for writing. Please send an email to info freechild. Hello Adam. This are quotes to inspire the youths of the world most especially Africa to come out and stand for what we believe in. The Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime. The Pimping of Prostitution.
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