YOUNG PEOPLE IN A BUSY WORLD
Young people may wonder how all will be done in a day that seems to lack enough hours. The world is such a hustle, bustle, busy kind of place. Young people find themselves interacting with family, friends, teachers, classmates and bosses on a daily basis. Young people wonder if they will get school work completed, meet deadlines and finish tasks. Will they have time to socialize, participate in extra-curricular activities, eat dinner at a reasonable hour, and what about sleep? Some days it seems like the pressure is too much!
There is a great deal of negativity in the world. Young people have knowledge of famine and wars throughout the world because of modern technology. With intelligence and compassion, young people have the ability to realize injustice in all walks of life. They may see homeless people in neighborhoods, they may know children that don’t have decent homes, and young people may witness or hear about gun violence. They see disgrace in racism, oppression, bigotry and how it appears injustices are not being met with action. The world holds many injustices and it’s extremely difficult to understand. Many adults can’t understand the overwhelming sadness in the world and many people wonder if they can survive and rise above. People may have a feeling of hopelessness, especially young people.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
What can a young person do when feeling hopeless in a world of sadness and injustice? First, remember you can’t change the world but you can make a contribution to change. Next, you can’t make things different for everyone but you can make a difference for one person at a time, including yourself. Each day a young person can perform a Random Act of Kindness. A random act of kindness can be done towards parents, siblings, family, friends, teachers, classmates and strangers. Random Act of Kindness: or RAoK is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random person, for no reason other than to make people happier, either spontaneous or planned in advance.
EXAMPLES OF SIMPLE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Put change in a vending machine.
Hold the door open for someone.
Do a chore for someone without them knowing.
Tell a joke.
Return someone’s cart at the store.
Leave a letter in a library book.
Feed the birds.
Send a letter to a family member
WANT TO DO MORE?
Visit SuitUp Nation’s The Next Generation group to join in the conversation and become part of the #SUN movement. Make sure to let us know when you’ve taken action! Leave us a comment on our Facebook Page! Tell everyone you’re a budding activist who’s standing up for Human Rights all over North America!