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A Stick of Dynamite

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A Stick of Dynamite Number of words:451 The interior, which contains great potential for change and the ability to quickly adapt to changes, is enclosed in a protective outer covering and at its tip is a fuse. This is the power of youth. The resilient nature of young people is like a stick of dynamite; it is highly explosive as it detonates rather than deflagrates. According to Mary McLeod Bethune1, "We have a powerful potential in our youths and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends." ...read more.


However, in the wrong hands the dynamite can be used to destroy instead of to create and young people have that same propensity for good or bad, therefore the strength of youth should never be underestimated or taken for granted. Young people are better suited for invention than judgement, execution than counsel, and new projects than settled business. The vivacity and charisma exuded by our youth has a similar effect on older people like the effect that the flame has on a moth. They are attracted to our colourful display of eagerness for life and our charm. The energy and strength of young people are resources that can be tapped into to produce positive results. ...read more.


They do not hold grudges but instead work at maintaining long lasting relationships. The former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan2 once said that "Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation....they can be key agents for development and peace. If....they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished...." Therefore, we should utilize the power of these sticks of dynamite, which are our young people, for good, by lighting each fuse with a positive flame so that the world will explode into a profusion of prosperity and creativity. Bibliography * Culture of Peace Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.cultureofpeace.org/quotes/youth-quotes.htm * Dynamite. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dynamite * Scott, Grady, The Power of Youth . Retrieved from http://christianlibrary.org/authors/Grady_Scott/power-of-youth.htm * Encarta Dictionaries 2007 * http://www.wikipedia.com * http://www.brainyquote.com * http://christianlibrary.org/authors/Grady_Scott/power-of-youth.htm * http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p113968_index. ...read more.

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