Well, I need some ideas
for teenager inspiration. Can you help?
Life is full of
surprises, we know that by now. And one thing is absolutely certain, that
things change! As I was growing up, I used to think nothing would ever really
change. I don’t know why I believed that so firmly.
About a decade ago, the
dialing codes in my area were changed. When I first heard of that, I thought it
was impossible. How could the telecommunications company change all those numbers?
I thought the numbers would simply stay
the same. Needles to say that the numbers did change; at least twice since
then. I was so surprised when this first happened. And I was also surprised
when Internet arrived at my house. I still remember the sound of the connection
the modem made. Loud and strange and it clearly signified that something new
was arriving in the room. Obviously I also thought that the mobile phone idea
would never catch on…
Today I am a huge fun of connectivity and new technology. I love learning about all the new things that are entering our lives like Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning and Big Data and Internet of Things and so much more. I love all that. I love the tools they provide for change. Because change is here. It always was, and it always will be. I know that now, and I welcome it.
My only concern is that my children, and all
the children, appreciate what is happening. It is important they know that
things change, and they need to be ready for it. Strong and prepared and
actually looking forward to changing. Not in a bad way but in an exciting way.
And that is why I need your help! How do we motivate them? How do we explain the necessity for readiness? I strongly believe that they need to be inspired, to fall in love with the prospects of our times.
They can instantly
communicate with everybody everywhere and learn and play and share and
participate. How do we inspire them to enjoy that and not take it for granted?
To live their life to the fullest? How do we inspire them to learn, and then
learn some more so that they can play an active part in forming their future?
I so want them to be in charge of their lives. To be ready and strong and decisive. To claim their identity, their autonomy, their dreams. No limits, no restrictions in terms of growth and development. Oh, I so want children to grow strong and powerful. To know that it’s up to them to build the person they want to be. To know that they can, and they must. To know that this is their privilege and their destiny. To claim the power to determine their choices, use their successes and their failures to pave their path to their happiness.