As kids, we were always told that “children are the makers of the future” …. But as we grew up we were and are still searching for the guidelines to the future we had to make. Moreover, the same lesson is frequently repeated to our younger ones too. We only had newspapers or TV to make up our minds as per some pre-determined agenda by the then leaders of the society.
Today’s children see all what is being said, built, developed and portrayed anywhere in the world within seconds after it happens. They can record it, circulate it, and even modify it to the extent of their own endless imagination.
What you see, what you get!
This article made its way to you just because today I tried to juggle through hundreds of links of news about Pakistan. And to my utmost horror, TODAY no newspaper in the world had anything POSITIVE to say!!!
Positivity does not mean to highlight the accomplishments or individual awards. It requires an attitude; to think about future and its positive prospects.
Infact, each child is born naturally positive. You can see the wonder and amazement in the little one’s eyes, as they are keen to learn and experiment everything around them. It’s the inputs, sounds and impressions received, that makes one happy, weak, sad or helpless.
We need to change our mode of news and information. We have to find positive news for our future.
Today’s kids v/s the grown-ups
Many of today’s kids already have a sense of the tough competition they are facing. They are working hard to get good grades in exams. Some of them are entering and winning in worldwide competitions. But they are also aware of the bitter reality that no one seems to be sincerely working for their future.
They are watching the selfish individuals who are doing no good to society, making everyone suffer, by hook or by crook, not giving a single thought for the true future makers and leaving the future look bleaker than what we used to see for ourselves.
Indeed we have excelled in some areas of technology, yet the whole lot of upcoming generation cannot be accommodated in such a few sectors of economy.
We need to introduce the concept of diversity and dynamism in our country. This means an all round development of the society in various areas like sciences, arts, culture, philosophy, entertainment and social well being.
We have a very powerful and well-invested media in the country, but how many times do we hear any good news about present or future
Let’s expect media to break into “Breaking News” and help the nation by working through “Making News”.