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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 29 2011: So what can a young person do to have their ideas or solutions to problems taken more seriously?

    They can make their ideas reality, taking action on their ideas providing tangible results. Unfortunately, its soceital human nature effect, we need to see and/or hear an idea produce in order to respect and accept it. In addition, surrounding ones self in a community of an open mind culture.

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