The foundation for an empowered youth is the choices made at the earlier stages of life. Teenage is the most tender and most life-shaping period because it is accompanied by a lot of attractions and distractions. Shaping oneself at this age to work towards positive things establishes the cornerstone for discipline and determination to achieve challenging goals in life.
Different biological changes, an undefined status, increased decision making, increased pressures and the search for self, characterize teenage as the commencement of their journey towards matureness. Different positive and negative traits appear gradually during teenage. Teenagers must be able to capitalize on the positive ones and improve the negative ones respectively. This process requires constant guidance and direction from parents and the society as a whole.
Some of the positive traits that teenagers can and must develop to lead a meaningful life are:
- Resilience to bounce back from failure;
- Confidence to face the world;
With these positive traits, they can form a strong base to discover their potential and sheer interests, and eventually start working on their growth. Teenagers can identify their areas of interest and if not, their areas of disinterest at a very early period which would allow them to commit as less mistakes or as more mistakes as possible, providing a direction for whether or not a particular field or line of work is their cup of tea.
However, there are some unfavorable traits too, which teenagers are most prone to have but can be molded into good ones with right kind of guidance and support. Glocal Teen Hero (GTH) is a platform to provide such enthusiastic teenagers recognition for the good works they have done for the society, community or have impacted the life of even a single person. It aims to propagate the message for youths that “Your Positive Works are Recognized and Appreciated” and “We are There to Support You in Your Positive Endeavors”, so that all teenagers as well as others too, are motivated to walk the right path. Platforms and titles such as Glocal Teen Hero (GTH) and Glocal International Teen Conference (GITC) have provided that motivation and recognition along with a huge network of supportive people for the endeavors of impactful teenagers.
Innovation and initiations made by teenagers around the world are the validation to the fact that the youngest of the minds have the strongest of the potential to bring about significant positive changes in the world and in the lives of people around them. So, all teenagers are invited to join hands in the creation of a better world for humankind with their work. Bipana Sharma, a child right activist; Shantosh Lamichhane, an innovator of corn thresher to make lives of farmers easy; Sachin Dangi, a social activist; Prashansha K.C., a youtuber and social activist working against child marriage and kidnap marriage; Mandira Shrestha, a health activist; Pranjal Chalise, an enthusiastic technopreneur, are a few examples of the fantastic teenagers who have already contributed much more to the society and the world than any mature person in the later stages of life could have achieved. So, age is no barrier to bringing about an impact in the society. Like the exemplary teenagers, every teenager is able to take challenges and build creations for the welfare of entire humankind and the world.