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Cale Sears

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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: Not only are they full of ideas and more creative, but their thoughts are clouded with cynicism. Plenty of adults have ideas that are immediately and subconsciously dismissed by their own cynical bias.
    • Dec 19 2011: Paul, I think you meant to say "their thoughts are NOT clouded with cynicism."

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