What is the most important issue facing new generations of young people globally? Find a video clip that uses hip hop to tell the story.
I think the most challenging issue facing new generations of young people globally is complacency, the inability to think for ourselves and mobilize necessary change. Our generation is one of entitlement, where many are used to having more than enough without effort. We are a generation that is reliant on our parents and grandparents who worked hard to provide the easy life we have today. Sometimes we think of this as just an American problem, but this is quickly becoming a global problem. Nations are all affected by this lazy, entitled attitude, both directly and indirectly.
I believe that if our generation continues this way, there will be much discord and many problems as we age. We will not be able to be self-sufficient and people will not be able to adjust to a new life where everything is not handed to them on a silver platter. We tend to be self-centered and money/success-driven, and the inner drive for these things will spur much violence, unrest and hate.
The most important issue facing young people globally is shown by the song "Changes" by Tupac Shakur. One set of lyrics from his song that highlights this is
"We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive."