Various articles published in Reuters, Bloomberg and other news outfits have all reported about today’s leadership crisis in the United States. At this, there is a question regarding the efficacy of mentorship to our youth at present. Mentorship equals the command in our present education system towards the generation that is next in line to govern the nation. This is the generation that will care for us (the generation that they are taking over) and will nurture the next generation (the one that will eventually replace them).
A leadership crisis implies that there is a shortage of competent individuals to take over good governance as determined by credentials to prove their capacity. This is the reason why there are many leadership institute that endorse themselves through the internet and leadership training programs pioneered by both contemporary and conventional universities. Leadership training programs have been taught as short term courses or elective courses by most universities but since this leadership crisis occurred, many aspiring leaders, today’s youth, have enrolled themselves to these courses because there is simply a great demand for employees at the managerial line.
To the youth, sports, music and art are extra-curricular activities that is born out of hobby but significantly creates a diversion from other unhealthy activities that fill the boredom in their time. The youth of today, like it has always been, have an insatiable drive for adventure and extreme curiosity for new things. There is simply no fear for trying out new things. The youth possesses so much energy for doing out many things that channeling these energy on the right activities would help them build a good future.
Sports is one of the healthy things many government programs indulge in to cater to their constituents at their youth. Sports create a strong ground for discipline and a foundation of self-control against many things. In the chaotic world that we are in at present, violence is around every corner and the issue of drugs, unsafe sex, unemployment, less value to education behest many homes. Sports are used by most educational facilities and most local government to divert the attention of their youth into fruitful activities that will help boost their confidence and make them achievers.Read More
Addiction is not something I would normally understand because my life is surrounded with so much simplicities that I find myself only at the attempt of defining what a drug addict really feels. At this, I am a failure. I cannot accurately place myself in the place of a person who is addicted to drugs because I have never been on drugs and I will never feel their “high” when they are in it and their “’low”’ when they are not in it. I live with a teenage sister who has been into drugs and this has caused pressure on our family but I believe more strain on my sister.
When my sister was still 16 years old, she got up going through high school with the “wrong”’ crowd. I dislike quoting them as the wrong crowd because I know they’re just misunderstood. They are not quarrelsome people who bully others. They are teenageers who live under an unhealthy home. Drugs for them is not just a form of curiosity but an escape route from their troubled homes. My sister does not live in a troubled but she understands the lifelong longings of her peers and identifies with aspirations. This is where the camaraderie began.Read More
The first impression that you get when you think of a leader must necessarily be veteran and experience in a lot of aspects. Another thing is that he should have been a good follower. Superficially you will that a good leader is someone who is a good speaker for being a leader implies a good grasp of command to a unified but diverse following. Track record is also another factor. With all these attributes determining a good youth leader is rather difficult for a good youth leader must necessarily be determined by a potential successor.Read More