Can young people today still make it in this world and it’s economy?
That is an interesting question. First lets define what you mean by the phrase “make it.”
By that, I suppose you mean happiness, financial security, and emotional stability.
Well, given the current state of the world, there never was a time when youth was really making it in those terms. It’s such a have and have- not world, and unfortunately most people fall into the have-not category, and the difference between people is only in the degree that they fall into that category.
This is due mainly to the fact that the world is constructed as a socioeconomic pyramid, and there is only just so much room at the top levels of that pyramid for new people. Now because we are defining the term “making it,” in the same way most of you are (for your benefit), then the financial component in that equation plays an equally important role to happiness or joy, even though, in truth, we know differently.
The world has stacked the game in favor of the rule makers. So long as you decide to play by someone else’s rules, other than your own, you will be at their mercy.
The world is full of “experts,” Who says they are experts? Why the experts say they are experts. They not only define the nature of their own expertise, but they establish its value for themselves, thereby entrenching themselves in the top levels of the socioeconomic pyramid. It’s a club of experts who only have a limited number of openings that need to be filled every year.
Now,as a person who may be young (or even old for that matter) who is trying to make it from a very early stage in life,…who do you listen to?
I defy you to tell me that you do not listen to all the experts in your life, who have set themselves up as such. Most of you won’t make any kind of move on your own without consulting some kind of expert.
What does that do to your self-image, when you view everyone as being more capable than you? Maybe you haven’t noticed it yet, but experts are not experts “in life,” they are experts in “specific areas of life,” if they are experts at all. They are not any smarter in areas outside their field of expertise, than anyone of you. So in reality they may be 5% competent in some areas, and 95% incompetent in all the other areas that make up the rest of life.
Every one of you is an expert right now. In what, you ask?
You are an expert in the area of you. No one knows more about the topic of you, than you do. In fact in a world of seven billion people you are the number one authority on the topic of you. And isn’t that the most important topic in the world. So you are an expert on the most important topic in the world which is yourself. What more do you want?
Can the youth of today make it? Only those who start to value the expertise they have with themselves, and are willing to start looking to their own judgments about life, and are able and willing to stop giving their power away, have any capacity to make it. Stop supporting the people who are working against you.
It is only the value that you place on a diploma that lends it any value at all. When a doctor wants his leaky taps fixed, just say “you have a diploma, do it yourself.”
When you agree to buy into someone elses agenda, you have already become sub subservient to them. You have agreed to down play your own character and abilities, in favor of what you think they can offer you.
The difference between an expert and yourself is that they have no one to run to for answers. With a true expert, the buck stops with them. You can make it in this world, but first you have to open your eyes, mind, and heart. A fearful person will never make it because they have no ability to trust their own judgment, and if you can not trust you,…then why should anyone else trust you? If you don’t consider yourself as worthy,…why should anyone else consider you worthy? If you don’t think your opinion has value, why should anyone else value it?
Yes, the youth of today can make it in today’s world. They will however, need to establish the rules they will play the game by very early in life, before they have bought into the agenda that the world has waiting for them, before they are slotted, cataloged, and categorized.
Unique people make it,…herd people don’t, they just exist.