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Futurellama

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Aug 26, 2010

If you inform young people of political issues that affect them, they will be interested. Same as every other age bracket really


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jaydev

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Aug 27, 2010

The reason for why youth no take part as active voters is because the loose their belifs in politics the thought it is the dirtiest job in the world or moreover it doesnt give you any respect in people eye whether you do a good job. It is just because of the perception that created in the society from a long decade that the politician always do work for bribes not for any good work . Engaging the youth in politics if only be possible if we can suceed to break their perception .
This can be done by only through good epitome


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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Aug 30, 2010

It is important to remember that government and politics are not the same thing. This very discussion is political, and by engaging with each other, we come to new understandings and imagine better solutions. I think the best way to motivate the majority of the youth in a wealthy, stable and complacent country is not through aging political parties, but strong youth leadership that inspires youth to become part of these discussions.


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Gizelle-Ann Bishop

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

Niall couldn't be more right. However, its not the wealthy stable countries that most of the focus should be on. Involving the youth into politics in less fortunate countries will bring new and vibrant ideas to the table that may help with the economic development. This focus sometimes show that the older folks stick to more traditional ways of handling problem instead of being more open minded to tactics that just might work. Who knows it might just be one of us who ends up changing the way people view and treat the youths. nerdyG-Annnerdy


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Robert Dold

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

At what AGE will I become Old?
I must have fallen out of the Mold!
Since long ago I've been Told.
Just GROW UP!!! Robert Dold.

GROW UP?!?! Why? said My ME.
Why should I just AGREE?
I Am YOUNG can't YOU SEE?
"ONLY" young can be FREE.

To think what EVER to BE!
But then comes the time to BEE!
Busy Buzzing BUY ME.
Say the Bee's I'M NOT FREE.

We WORK HARD! here to there.
Seems to us you don't CARE!
Straighten UP what you wear.
And KEEP UP or you'll DARE!

Buzzing Bees EVERYWHERE!
Set the RULES in the air.
Why agree is that fair?
What's the point? just to stare?

At each other?
Brother...
Why Bother.
No Mother.


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Gizelle-Ann Bishop

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

I like it... its great.. poetry is your thing huh.... Cudos to you nerdyG-Annnerdy


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Robert Dold

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

Pollen(money) Sticks to a Bee.
And from there NO ONES FREE.
I just sit in my TREE.
A Poet's TREE grows... you see?

Where the Pollen flies by.
There's NO NEED here to CRY!
My wings allow me to FLY.
Bee's have LOST all the "WHY".

Too BUSY until they just DIE.
While complaining minds FRY.
While they FAIL to set High.
Priorities first as DO I!

I will set out to SEA.
In my OWNED Friends-SHIPS WE!
Will grow SMILES Miles agree.
Setting Sail where Pollen's FREE.

No need for Pollen to Stick.
So there is NO Politics.
Politics is just OPINION of the OPINION-HATERS who love only their POLLEN because that is all they have...

Public Opinion is Politics. Everyone has an opinion and then the opinion HAS EVERYONE BUZZING AROUND!!!

Letting GO of Opinions allow for real FREEDOM to fly and work together.


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Robert Dold

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

My Thing? No. I guess it just must be me.


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Robert Dold

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

I am 46 years younger than the day I was Old which was the day I was Born. My mother would say "I remember that day when you were just ONE DAY OLD". I would think... OLD? DOLD? Robert? I? OLD? At one day! I must be then getting younger!


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Robert Dold

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 1, 2010

Busy Bee's see tree's growing UP!

I see Roots in the ground to collect from the soil. I see Roots in the air to collect without Oil. And somewhere in the middle grow the seeds that one day get blown around by the winds that carry me everywhere I would like to GROW!(go).


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Petra Orlegard

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 16, 2010

This is a worldwide problem. I believe schools and other young people should do different to engage young people in politics. We did mock voting thing in high school, but that didn't help much. I believe people don't realize how they could make a change if they actually went to vote, or to become engaged in politics in some way or another if they actually had things to say.


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Alec Zanussi

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Sep 23, 2010

First of all, it's a phenomenon which is spread all over the world. I am from Italy and i can assure you that the majority of the young people here doesn't feel interested in politics at all. I am convinced that the best way to get youth involved in such a matter is by providing young people of spaces of lead-participation, spaces in which they can be main actors and decision processes in which they can decide for real. And they should be taken into consideration so as their decisions and proposals can influence the results of that project or iniciative. That's my idea: youth doesn't feel enough taken in consideration and enough listened. That's why they're not interested in matters like politics; because they are not considered a part of it.


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Omar

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Oct 6, 2010

This defenitly a world wide situation (sorry for bad spelling wink)


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msuzuki

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
May 19, 2011

I think it's people in general. Not even just youth. The majority people are disinterested in politics and only get involved when there is a controversy or a huge revolution or change. The problem with this is that people create biases without actually knowing the fundamental aspects of politics. I think the dearth of knowledge on politics is pretty universal, which is definitely an issue that needs to be tended to.


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neisha.

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Re: Engaging youth in Politics
Jun 13, 2011

in new zealand once you are 18 you have to vote, even tough maoris (which make up more then half of new zealand) can not be bothered in the political stress that is caused for we feel that it will not matter because the laws that they want to change dont involve the natives of new zealand. sad but true.smile


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