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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 19 2011: 1. 1 in 10 children have somewhat of a decent idea. Others have already been tried or are just plain ignorant. (Not saying children are dumb, they just have no experience).
    2. Children have not done anything to deserve respect. They are still in the experiment stage. They must realize the trials and effort needed to propose idea into action.
    3. What adult would like to give credit to a child? "Hey, my little twelve year old told me that I should stop taxing my constituents!" Im pretty sure the board will not favor to that too well.

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