Everyone can make a difference in their own way and their own time. My advice to young people is to keep believing in yourself and your dreams. Being passionate and committed to something which means a lot to you is all that matters.
Sometimes young people do die and it’s really hard, but you can’t do anything to avoid it. But do your best to think about safe ways of doing things and just enjoying the living of your life and not being paranoid about going out too much or eating too much chocolate.
Older people often mistakenly consider that the young people do not care about their country, but the reverse is actually true.
Our vision is to look through the eyes of our kids. We are a lucky, peaceful nation. We are an unselfish people. That's one of our proudest national attributes.
Young people have a very, very important voice in the political process. We are certainly not naive enough to believe that we are the only ones who have a voice in the political process, or that we are the only ones that care about our future, or that we even have the skills or knowledge to shape or design our future. What we do believe, though, us that no one is more invested in the future than young people. No one is more invested in decisions that are made today than young people. And someone born today, they may not have a voice, but what we decide today on how we develop our infrastructure, for example, or how we plan our cities, or how we bridge the divide between cities and regional centres, it’s not going to affect the people who are making those decisions. It will affect us, young people… Young people do have a right to have their voice heard in decisions that are made today.
Young people have more at stake in politics and in policy than any generation, yet their voice is not often heard.
Since when has what you wear made you what you are?
You need to believe the words that come out of their mouth- don’t just say something because you think it’s what others want to hear.
We should not be students, wrapped up so tight in a uniform that there’s no room left to grow.
Judging people on their appearance is called 'lookism'. Every day, and every night, we are all lookists.