It's been a long, but very interesting and rewarding day, with lots of inspiration for thoughts about young people today, what are their thoughts about the future, what are the conditions they are brought up in, what predicaments do they find themselves in, how do they deal with the decisions they are expected to make and the expectations we have on them to perform and have good grades in school.
Today's reality is very different from the one children grew up in 50 years ago. Trends are changing faster, technology is developing faster and the labour market is much more dynamic. People born in late 80's and the 90's have grown up in a short-term world. Nothing is safe, nothing is secure, and their biggest fear is to end up getting nowhere. They fear being worse off than their parents. Because they are born "on top", there is no other way but down....thinking of the world like that is pretty discerning. It made me realise that making a decision at the age of 15 that could have an impact on your life, or could not, is pretty difficult. You donät know what to do with the decision. You don't know what will happen. There is no safety. It's a cold world, but we can keep each other warm with showing each other respect, love and sensitivity.