A kid can take on terrorists of the world. This isn’t a joke. Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old education activist from Pakistan did just that. Last year Taliban shot her in the head and killed most of her friends. She recovered after a brain surgery and gave a speech at the United Nations. She can teach adults about leadership. . She has shown courage under fire. She has become an inspiration for young children and women to fight for equal rights. She is battling adversity non-violently with determination and persistence for the grater good of humanity. She has become the voice of the young, has put their cause above her safety and life. Now this is a leader worth following. Below is the speech she gave at United Nations.
We need more youngsters to lead the world. Their idealistic thought process, commitment and courage can change the world. Unfortunately, age has only taught us to be so-called practical realist where the focus is on earning money, building a career and looking after our immediate family. We consider ourselves mature when we are able to put our own selfish interests first and foremost at the cost of harming the world. The old cannot change since the thought process and habits are ingrained in them. They have become jaded and cynical as life has dealt them with many wounds. They didn’t have the courage and character to stop being victims.
The young can build a better world for themselves without relying on the older generation. Take the torch in your own hands to lead the world. Become an inspiration.