Letters to the Editor

We have to reprogramme the youth

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Dear Editor,

The corruption in our midst is quite alarming and something has to be done.

Young people are motivated by the glitz and glamour which are prevalent in today's life. Money and the ability to get rich quickly are strong motivational factors which are embedded in the psyche of the youth. We will have to be innovative and devise creative means of getting their attention for them to change their mode of thinking.

I am appealing to those in authority to do case studies as a means of shifting the focus of the youth from the demeaning things which have hindered our prosperity and chances to get upward social mobility. The values and attitudes of the current younger generations are light years apart from the moral principles which governed the 1960s and 70s.

We will have to start anew and try and command the interest of the now generation. We are lost in time to find another chance of getting our young people to adjust to a sanguine path without trying to disrupt their equilibrium.

Where are the exemplary youths who can be leaders of tomorrow and can pave the way for social intervention within the society? The youth will always blame their predecessors for leaving them in bad stead.

Mike and the Mechanics lyrics say: “Every generation blames the one before.” This shows that we will get the flak from future generations if we are not exemplary.We have to ensure that the now generation is aptly prepared by character building so that we can reap the rewards we so desire.

As such, we have to communicate best practices for them to understand the fundamental functional prerequisites for positive lifestyles.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore

St Catherine





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