Young adult issues

There seems to be some disdain towards young adults these days. At times we have a whinge about their carefree nature or laziness. They are also blamed for “carrying” negativity. Often they are said to be “full of themselves” or “self-obsessed”. Is it justifiable to gripe about young adults?

Young adults are the persons in their early years of adulthood. Some dictionaries define them as the persons in their teens or early twenties. Some people prefer to call them teenagers. Opinions differ from person to person. Like different opinions, they have different interests. They are more inquisitive. They seek the space for something different. At this point, some of them even dare to destroy the universe. When they try to break rules, it becomes the way of their daring to destroy the universe.

But is it true for today’s young generation only? Certainly not. Young adults for centuries have been like this.

But there is certainly one thing – while issues of young adults are often talked about, seldom do we talk about ways to address them. We tend to cringe when young adults make mistakes. Hardly do we care about providing proper guidance.

Young adults, as a matter of fact, need to be handled with care. We need to provide them with proper counselling. Even in our curricula, we need to have topics which the young adults can easily relate to.

Most of young adult fictions deal with young adult narrators who are egoistic. Their ego is beyond their control which forces them to break established rules and regulations. But, the surprising factor is that the writers of such pieces are adult. These writers target their fictional pieces for the readers who are 12-18 years of age.

Their ultimate purpose is none other than presenting the reality. With the help of fictional characters, they want to manifest the reality of young adults.

They implicitly prepare readers for avoiding the nature of disturbing the universe. When young adults take those issues seriously, it helps them to apply right measures in lives.

Age appropriate curriculum is the demand of the present day world. It generates interest among students in their learning process. It supports joyful learning. But while changing courses, experts have to be careful enough to mention the issues of young adults in their curricula.

Blaming them for negative acts without proper guidance is unjustifiable.