A Mini Series: 1. Being Young Today
What does it mean to you to be young adult and wake up to this world today?
I find it very challenging to be young today, there is a lot of pressure, social pressure.
I find it challenging to be a woman and respond to the expectations of what a woman should be like, how she should behave, dress etc. The fast pace we are living in and being so dependent on technology makes it harder to connect to people. I think many young people feel stressed about what direction to choose and what you should do and not do as well as what is expected of you from society. It’s easy to feel like you don’t belong if you don’t do as everyone else. What is happening in the world today makes me feel hopeless sometimes, and makes me question what can I do to change what is happening? Feelings of apathy and passiveness sometimes come over me when I think about it, knowing that it won’t help to cry and scream. I think the only way to be in this world today is to stay positive, see reality for what it is and ask yourself how you want to participate in the world.