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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Youth Responsibility: An uphill battle!

"What is youth talk?" The basic question shall not be what is youth talk, instead it should be; "what is the purpose of youth talk?" Let me tell you. The purpose of youth talk these days is to show how much you think about youth awareness, to show off how much of awareness you think you are spreading in your country and to bring up new topics for dicussions in public shows. Well, in my perspective, a Youth Talk should always be meant for making the youth realise what their real obligations are, what the point of youth responsibilty really is. This and only this will help in bringing a change in our nation, in any nation.

The amount of youth reached is increasing day by day in our country. Talking about youth in Pakistan, there are 36 million people (estimated in 2004) of ages 15-24 living in Pakistan. Till now they might have been doubled and from these 34 million I assure that out of 100%, 49% are literate and the rest are facing illiteracy. Where did this 49 % got educated? No, the answer is not completely Pakistan. Out of these 49%, a few got educated in Pakistan. The others using the money their parents have earned, study at International Universities, get high class jobs there and are satisfied after gnawing on their parent's money.
When a person turns 18 he/she has to adjust with some responsibilities in his/her life. A person who is 18 or above is illegible to vote, he is capable of selecting the path of good or evil. He has developed a sense of earning for a living. At this very stage is the time to prosper. So at this point the youth gets itslef divided into two separate groups. The rural and the urban. The rural and urban youth just not verifies wether you are a citizen or a villager. It specifies what kind of ruralness or urbaness you belong to.

A person who is well aware of the effects his/her actions could cause is a person who will one day get what he wants. This is where the problem lies, where the difference lies. Proving my point, I would say a person who is illegable of voting does not know who to vote is way binded to failure than a person who knows who to vote and why to vote. In Pakistan, where the literate rural youth should be knowing that which government suites the best of our needs is only busy to know which restaurant suites the best of their standard. These are the people who should be alerted, who should be forced to open their eyes not to see the Pink, Purple, Crystal White, Blue ceilings of their expnsively built houses but to see what they are letting the others out for. To see what the world around them really is like. To see how the youth in the slums is. Who fight to get one meal a day. Who work from the dawn till dust.

On the other hand where we talk about slums, its way different there. All we need is a weekend to enjoy, all they need is a meal to enjoy, all they need is a clean life to enjoy, all they need is some education to enjoy, so they can also know why they are given a 500 Rs bill by the government to stamp on a pieace of paper and put it in a box, so they can know that the bill they get is the misuse of their rights, the paper they just stamp on is a paper which decides wether they will get food for the next year or not, the box they put the paper in is called a ballet box.

Well one of my true friends has always said to me that "Never reach to judgement". But my friend, reaching to judgement is not what we do, it is what we are forced to do. So by the end what we get is not exactly a conclusion but a situation which I bet will cause todays rural youth to hold their head between their hands and say "Its Difficult". Here is what will change our lives completely. The youth will only realize what it is like to live a life full of uphill battles.


Anonymous said...

It's truely amazing seeing such a marvelous work by you Mehk! I'm impressed. Your focused research, at least jolted me, to learn more about the age that I'd been through long time ago. Keep up the good work!

Sohail Azmie.

Anonymous said...

This is some serious pieco fo crap from some one so young, but great work!
keep it up
ur the gal