Whether you are 10, 12, 15, 17, or any other age, you probably don’t think adults are going to listen to you. Maybe you have a cause you are passionate about, but you don’t think anyone will listen to what a kid or teen will have to say. You’re wrong! You may be young, you may not have all the answers, but you are truly never to young to make a difference in this world. Take for instance , Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who was able to speak to the entire United Nations Assembly when it met in Brazil several years ago. At that point in time, she was only twelve years old, and what she would say there in front of leaders from all over the world would silence the entire world and make them think.
She spoke of how many children go without on a daily basis, yet so many have more than enough – even throwing items away. Instead of sharing with others, people hold onto the wealth that they have when they could help others around the world. As a child she said she was taught to clean up after herself, to be kind to others, to share, and to take care of what she had, yet she felt that adults didn’t do these very things that they were teaching children. Severn wondered why adults didn’t clean up after themselves, why they didn’t take care of what they had, and why they didn’t share and help others.
It truly doesn’t matter how old you are – you can make a difference in your world today. There is never an age where you are too young to make a difference in some way. If you have a cause or idea you are passionate about, don’t think you are too young to do anything about it. Follow after the courage of Severn and find a way that you can make a difference. Perhaps you too will be able to silence the world.
Now, here is the video of this remarkable girl:
Now that you know make a difference and stand up for what you believe in. GO FOR IT.