Substance abuse is a huge one. It is a fairly new one. We haven't known the results of smoking and drugs until recently. We did know if you drink a bunch of alcohol, it made you drunk. We didn't know there could be long term results.
That is a big problem for youth recently. I agree that we need to hear about this!
I agree, substance abuse is a major problem in today's society.
My parents say that people back then could smoke wherever they wanted, and it didn't matter. I'm glad that's changed.
Keep your head up, stay positive, don't get down on yourself, these are things that have been heard for generations because they are phrases that teens need to hear frequently.
Keep your head up is a good one, coach Nick tells me that a lot.
I agree we need to hear them every once in awhile.
I think people need to hear the positive message of being civil. I noticed a lot on social media that people are being less respectful of other people's ideas, thoughts, and opinions. I think civility is a lesson that has been taught throughout the generations and needs to kept being taught.
That is very true. You can't see a single video on YouTube anymore without a fight in the comment section.
Love yourself. That message covers a lot of issues that occurs in the world today. Depression, suicide, low self esteem. They all have the basic thought "I hate myself." Youth needs to learn to love themselves. I think this message has been around for a long time, since it's been an issue for just as long.
That's a good one, if you respect yourself and are confident, it takes away a lot of conflict.
Yes, that has always been a big problem in our society, for many people that's a really hard feeling to overcome.
Happiness should probably be your number one priority. Many people don't believe that until they aren't happy anymore.
I think substance abuse is a really good one to know about. We didn't know what the end result would be of drinking and smoking until recently. We knew that you would get pleasure and all sorts of feelings from it but we didn't know you could get cancer or anything like that from doing those things.
That is true, we should be educated on the results of too much substance abuse.
Don't do drugs, work hard, be positive, have goals, think about others, eat healthy, and be kind. They are definitely the same, all people need to do is get over themselves.
I agree we need to get over ourselves and stop crying.
I agree. They are great things that people need to start doing and they aren't that hard either. The only thing stopping people from doing it is themselves.
There is a lot of selfishness in the world. Just look at any social media account, it's full of pictures of themselves.
I'm with you Mcclay, these are all positive messages people need to hear.
Those are some great words to live by MC 👍🏼
Stay positive, don't get down on yourself, you are perfect in your own way. I think every generation has needed to hear these.
I agree with you that we always need to stay positive and that we re perfect the way we are
I agree. For generations people have needed to hear about these things
That is a huge message everyone needs to hear because sometimes you forget your worth
I agree that people need to hear this. People tend to forget that everyone is different and that you're perfect in your own way.
That you need to be yourself and not try to be anyone else. I think that this has been addressed in earlier generations because everyone wants to be someone else and they may not relize that others look up to them and want to be them.
I love this! Be yourself and no one else. That's a good message.
That's a really good point. They don't like how they look or who they are and they see somebody they admire and want to be like them.
Think before your speak. This generation including many more need to hear this message because we don't always do it and we could really hurt someone and now even know it.
I agree with you that we need to think before we speak because you may tell someone something really rude just because you are mad at someone else and this may hurt this persons feelings.
So many times I wish I thought before I spoke.
I think youth need to know that they can accomplish whatever they truly want if they make the effort. I think people can be or do whatever they want as long as they have the passion and the work ethic to get there. This is a message that youth have needed hear throughout generations, people have always been judge mental of the dreams of what youth wanted to accomplish and that has always needed to change.
This is a very good message that people need to hear. Parents are putting their kids dreams down a lot, and instead of doing this hey should help them work towards being able to achieve their goals and dreams.
This is so true! Little kids always have big dreams that tend to get shot down as they get older. People don't believe in them, or think it will be too hard, or cost too much money. Kids should be believed in and told they they can accomplish their goals.
I definitely agree with this people should be able to do whatever they put their mind to.
I think that people need to know that they're not alone. Whatever they're going through, someone else is too, and that there's someone there to help them overcome whatever they are struggling with.
That is a very important message. I think we tend to go through something hard and feel like we are alone in it. Even though we don't like talking to others about our problems, it can help.
Being happy with yourself is a positive message that all generations need to hear. People tend to compare themselves to others and then they are never satisfied. In terms of physical looks, emotions, attitude, thoughts, and etc, people are never happy with themselves. This message has been heard for generations and will be heard for many more to come because it is important.
I agree this is a great message that everyone needs to hear and know because everyone is different.
I think some positive messages that youth need to hear is that it's okay to not know what you want to do after high school. You're only 18 you don't need to have everything figured out. I think that youth have needed to hear this through generations because a lot of seniors freak out about what their going to do next and end up not doing anything because they don't know yet when they really don't need to know.
I think kids need to hear that they are not the only ones who are important. They think that the school janitors have no life, or that just because their grades are better, they are smarter. This issue has existed since the creation of mankind. It is the nature of being human, but you still shouldn't think that life is all about you.
I agre with this people need to realize that just because they have a lower job that you or worse/better grades doesn't make them any different.
One thing that people our age really need to know is the knowledge of when, where, and how to speak. Many kids/teenagers post things on social media that can be untrue, vastly out of proportion, hurtful, etc. (*cough*cough* Donald Trump). Also, many of people jump to conclusions without knowing the whole truth.
In addition to my post, this has not only been a problem recently, it has been a problem for centuries.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.