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How do you get youth to spontaneously organize such movements?

I am 15 years old. Since when I remember myself I asked questions about anything- my motto: Ask, think, do.
That's why I am a TED fan. That's why I am pro-youth organizations.
I also go to one of the most prestigious schools in my country.
And there I discovered something worrying:
All people in my school HAD this tremendous mind and mental capacity- but they wasted it on Facebook... (300 people).
Then, the tough core of political seeing- group. (20+)
And then the core- interested in the wide social fabric (no more than 5).
Is that it?
No. I was in the boarding school comprised of locals sleeping at home and others from the rest of the country.
Now, out of 900 external students (locals)-
about 50-100 were in the second tier,
and a core of about 100-200 (interesting in it's own right, this fact).
Which raises a few questions:
1. Is the reason of this the higher socio-political standing of the local ( and of the richest area in the country, i might ad) people?
2. the boarding school itself gave us plenty of social opportunities, but we didn't pick them up. Why?
3. I don't see anyone my age with an ideological passion of an El-Kaida guy (or me, actually). Is there something wrong with the message?
4. Is it a matter of letting the people grow, or will this never arrive. On the one hand, my sister's friends got this "bug" at 17 (along with many in their age group), but my friends seem to be heading toward a pointless "knowless" life. I mean- more than even a democratic issue- one of my friends told me 'I will study for my job, make a whole lot of cash- and retire to a pleasure island". What with the desire of knowledge? Or is this just me?
6. Another thing- why is the political conversation going in a hypocritical way (much like our mainstream media)?

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    Jul 16 2011: It's a call to maturity. The marketing machine of modern society tells the young generation not to grow up to quickly and to assume the role of a child. Granted an older child with disposable income but a child nonetheless. The issue to the problem is to educate the generation to reject the lie that they are only capable of so much. Open their eyes to how they are being manipulated to believe in something so much smaller than what they are capable of. Check out the book 'Do Hard Things' by Alex and Brett Harris. They did exactly what I am talking about and their work has inspired a movement in the younger generation to rise above what society would dictate them to be capable of.
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    Jul 23 2011: Break the comfort zone.
  • Jul 17 2011: I could not agree more!
    That connects to sir Ken Robinson, too.
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    Jul 16 2011: All I can say is that we tend to be scarred.Scarred of the future and of the reality.As a youth myself, I often care about what's the future going to be instead of what I want to be.I promised myself to study hard and to work extra hard just so that I can hopefully live a life that's comfortable.Don't get me wrong, the desire for knowledge is there but, life is uncertain.We don't know what the future might be.You have to do anything necessary for you to live.Here in Malaysia, we people take example of the Japanese( we are close to them after all).We use all that we have to live and make a good living.It is true when you say that our generation is wasted on these social websites.Our true potential is untapped.Indeed, we have to do something to realise our generation's true potential.However, we must never neglect the need of preparation for the uncertain future.Have a nice day.