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Cale Sears

Curator, TEDxCoMo


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Why aren't kids (+ young adults) given more credit?

Young people are full of ideas, plain and simple. I feel like many times someone with a great idea is cast aside because of their age, they just get pushed into this category of "child" with the stereotype that they're unknowledgeable and naive. Sometimes we need a little of that childlike belief that our problems CAN be solved. At the very least it makes the world seem a bit brighter.

So what can a young person do to have their ideas or solutions to problems taken more seriously?

What are some ways they could get creative?


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    Dec 17 2011: This is a question I often ask myself. I think it is because most of us don't understand or don't practice the truth that is, "maturity and age are not the same things."

    We also have a hard time practicing the truth that, "not all experience is good experience so sometimes experience doesn't matter the way we think it does."

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