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If you could give one piece of advice to pass on to the next generation, what wo

  1. Mritzert1 profile image78
    Mritzert1posted 6 years ago

    If you could give one piece of advice to pass on to the next generation, what would it be?

  2. Megan McLees profile image59
    Megan McLeesposted 6 years ago

    I think that the piece of advice I would pass on to the next generation would be to never give up on your dreams. Nowadays it seems like people just don't try very hard after encountering an obstacle, and it is easier to just give up rather than push on. This is true in all aspects of life; relationships, work, school, etc and may be a symptom of society's ability to access new information at the touch of our fingertips. People are disconnected from each other more now too because of technology, and we have lost the sense of community that once existed. Instead of supporting each other through hard times, people often just quit and go on to something else because everyone else seems to do so.

  3. mom4autism profile image80
    mom4autismposted 6 years ago

    I would want my children to know that to be successful in life means to be honest to yourself and others. If you can always walk with your head held high, you will know that you lived life to the best of your abilities. Life is short, just be good and take a breath, and enjoy life when you can.

  4. shea duane profile image60
    shea duaneposted 6 years ago

    if i could speak to the entire generation, i would stress the importance of taking care of this beautiful planet. myself included, i don't think individuals do enough to conserve and protect earth.

  5. Whimsical Chair profile image70
    Whimsical Chairposted 6 years ago

    My lone advice for the next generation is to always be grateful for what you have by repeatedly telling self that.

  6. Viqe Newman profile image62
    Viqe Newmanposted 6 years ago

    I hope younger generations wake up and realize that everything they eat fuels their bodies. I want my niece to eat healthy and happy forever.

  7. Marsei profile image91
    Marseiposted 6 years ago

    Take care of the planet, undo what we've done to it, and learn to get along.  People should be able to express an opinion, even if it's not the predominant one in a group, without being attacked.  I've seen this happen a lot lately and it makes me sad.  No politician, religion, or government is dividing us.  We are doing it ourselves.  In the perhaps not so elequent but truly meaningful words of Rodney King:  Can't we all just get along?  That would be my advice.  Get along.  You don't even have to like each other just DO NO HARM.

  8. Hui (蕙) profile image79
    Hui (蕙)posted 6 years ago

    According to personal life, mine would be: hold tight time, and do right things!

  9. DebeT profile image80
    DebeTposted 6 years ago

    Nobody expects you to have all the answers at 19, but so many people think they do. The beauty of this is that they also feel fearless, which can become stale with age. So when you finish high school and are trying to decide what to do next, remember that your choices are not permanent. You are not going to be the exact same you in 10 years. Take courses in college or a vocational school that sound exciting and interesting - not simply courses that "fit the grid" required by the school. Oh, I know the costs can be great, but how are you supposed to know you were born to be a scientist if the only courses you take are in the sports and recreation department? Do what you really love - even if it isn't a "money making venture" for your future. You will change, and so will your desires and interests, by the time you are 25 or 30, so make the most of it. Take as many courses abroad as you can - find a school that has this option and utilize it. It's a big world and when you only see the limits of our county or State, you are seriously missing some opportunities for expanding your mind and heart. Be bold and confident in your decisions. Oh, and be sure to be nice to your parents if they are helping foot the bills!

  10. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Learn what is good you can do in life and pass it to the next generation so they too can do good in life.

    For example, if you can learn the skill of survival that can help people to avoid of suffering in hunger, spread this good to the next generation so they can learn the same skill.

  11. profile image0
    mefajf07300302posted 6 years ago

    to be as successful as they can be but don't do something that they hate doing. Live life to the fullest and know that mommy and daddy are always here for them through thick and thin

  12. somethgblue profile image86
    somethgblueposted 6 years ago

    I would tell them to try to show patience and tolerance of their fellow humans and to view all events and information with and open mind tempered with critical thinking.

  13. MarleneB profile image97
    MarleneBposted 6 years ago

    One piece of advice would be to ask them to be compassionate toward others. I see many people of the current generation developing a huge lack of respect for people who are not the same as they are. I mean, they are becoming insensitive to people older than them, larger then them, less "hip" then them, and the list goes on. I think instilling a level of compassion would be a big help.

  14. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    My one piece of advice would be to get an education.  While it doesn't guarantee success it does provide more door to knock on, a more well-rounded attitude towards life and hopefully the more you know about how the world works, the more likely you will be to feel compassion for your fellow man.

  15. Prossylink profile image73
    Prossylinkposted 6 years ago

    Always trust and abide in God your creator, worship Him always. Why, because God created us to worship Him.

  16. TripleAMom profile image86
    TripleAMomposted 6 years ago

    Well, after watching a news piece on crazy things teens do for shock factor and the problems that can come, my advice would be to PLEASE think before you act.  Teens are putting spoons of cinnamon in their mouths, vodka in their eyes, and surfing on the tops of cars and it's just crazy.  Teens really need to understand that one bad choice today can mean the loss of dreams for tomorrow.  That's what I am trying to teach my 15 year old right now.  My younger two girls are not quite at the age where they want to try things out, but my 15 year old wants to be cool with his friends and he needs to make good choices or one minute can take away a lifetime.

  17. bernard.sinai profile image83
    bernard.sinaiposted 6 years ago

    Conserve their natural environment and rekindle the interest in their traditional practices. I've noticed that my countrymen (Papua New Guineans) have forgotten the Melanesian way.

  18. shampa sadhya profile image83
    shampa sadhyaposted 6 years ago

    I would suggest the next generation to remain truthful to people and to one's own action always.

  19. Vegas Elias profile image37
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    I would ask the next generation to reduce consumption of every product as far as possible.

  20. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 6 years ago

    Never underestimate the value of all the good things in life. Appreciate and protect them.

  21. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years ago

    Mritzert1,

    I would let the next generation know that life does not go on forever, and that they should live every minute as if it were their last. We don't know how much time we have. We have to make effective and efficient use of it while we have it.

    Love life,
    Lisa

  22. profile image59
    peter565posted 2 years ago

    (1) Be yourself, but the good version of yourself

    (2) Be tolerating to others, as long as they don't hurt people

    (3) Don't be arrogent or be little yourself, because over confident and under confident are both self destructive

 
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