Development Dialogue

Development Dialogue is a language of contemporary discourses on human development which aims to stimulate each entity of the society for a new history of humanity. It stands for communicating the problems that people face and hence is more value-based than other units of human life. Envisioned with better quality of human life it admires the imagination of ordinary citizens, their daily concerns and necessities and circulate these elements in policy articulation.

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To Young People...

12th September, 2012

To Young People... 

People, older generations, and younger ones as well are in desperate need for inspiration. For that small magical moment that makes us believe our reality, our dull and ordinary surroundings are much more than they seem. Re-igniting the spark to move us into action and make us affect positive change in our communities doesn’t have to come from  the government, or the politicians, or community leaders - it should come from deep within. From the need to prove that there is much more to our world than war, poverty, violence and crisis. From the need to prove that when it comes to making good things happen, age shouldn’t matter. From the need to prove that being young is not a sin, it’s in fact a blessing. Kicking a ball with a few kids in the shelter doesn’t cost money, nor need a politician. Cleaning up the neighborhood needs nothing but a trash bag. Friendly chatter with someone who’s different from you - someone that doesn’t share your belief system, or religion, or skin color- is FREE! We, as young people, cannot expect change to happen on its own, nor trickle down to us from the top, nor have it decreed by a government. Change, real change, happens on the grass root level and then carried to the top on the backs of the people that planted it!

We are young,naive, and inexperienced. What have got to lose? Nothing, but have everything to gain! to learn from our experiences - which won’t happen if we continue to whine and complain about a government, or a politician. We will get the expereince and lessons we need to learn from putting ourselves in our communities and start there. Grab a hammer and fix a fence, paint a rusty gate, read or mentor a few kids. Create a bond in your own local community that you can later expand on. Start small is what I’m saying. seriously, what have you got to lose? 

Think about it - All the best, 

Young Person X


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