10 The problems of the modern day youth that needs urgent attention.



The youths are usually the back born of every organization where they belong to.

The society, church, school and community .because they have the energy, the mental and physical readiness to carry out action at every needed time.

When the elders become weak and couldn’t do any work .the youths are relied upon to perform. Any organization without the youths and their energy usually slacks .because what the youths have are needed for a smooth running of every organization.

The strength

Readiness to work

Ability to think critically to solve problems
Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook as youth. Bill Gates too started programming   as a youth today he is the owner of Microsoft and the richest man in the whole world.

In one’s life time, the most productive period is the youth age. If taken Advantage of one could live n old age happy and fulfilled for the time well spent.

The youthful age is not without its own challenges .these is the things that militate against the youth progress?

problems of the modern day youth

LACK OF MENTORS: there is a great need for a mentor in every youth’s life .the mentor is usually an experienced


person in some certain field which is relevant for confusedthe progress of the youth. In the absence of such person the youth usually make mistakes. Which would have been avoided if he had someone to guide him or her?
You would be helping yourself if you get to connect with people who know more than you do to direct and guide you .

LACK OF VISION: when youth cannot dream or see far from where he is its usually a problem to the youth as his life would be moving in zigzag manner  . To create your personal vision you are going to answer the question, “what do you want your life to be like in three years time?” To answer this question you will need to develop a vivid picture of all the important areas of your life,  what they will look and feel like in three years time. What am I working towards?
You can also ask yourself this questions:

What kind of person do I want to become?

What do you want to have accomplished?

What do you want to create?

What do you want your finances to be like?

Who do you want to spend time with?

What legacy do you want to leave behind?

What do I want to be doing?

To be productive and live the kind of life that you want to live you have to look beyond your immediate circumstance and look far ahead.

. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Lack of Purpose: when a youth has not reason for embarking on a task he fails. The purpose of action is usually the zeal and the fuel that keeps him going to achieve his mission. Youths should plan their lives. so that they wouldn’t have to be their own problems . when one is focused on a mission he tend to achieve more.

LACK OF PLANNING: there is already saying that “when you fail to plan, you are automatically planning to fail” lack of proper planning has also stopped many youths from progressing. And has kept many in a regrettable state. When you plan you have a blue print to work with.

LACK OF EDUCATION: lack of proper education could also be seen as one of the major problems of the youth in this modern society. They say education is power .when you fail to give the youth the power the society always bears the consequences. Any society that fails to educate the youth is creating more problems for itself than itself solve.
The product of an uneducated youth includes:



Violent in society

Kidnappers and a whole lot of evil vices.

technology has made life easier than before.
When the is absence of the basic amenities in the community. rural Urban which Migration sets in. which most of the times are against the interest of the youth.

Many African youths risk their life traveling through the sea to Europe in search of greener pastures.

The government on the other hand has contributed to the plight of the youth by formulating policy that are against the growth of the youth. A situation where the government does not take into account the warfare its youth’s things usually go wrong in the society. If a government does not create jobs for its youth it’s a big problem.
If there is any section of the youth that are left of government it could lead to rebellion against the government.

The government at all level should always include the youth in the policy making process so as to alleviate the plight of the youth
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LACK OF PRIORITY : most of the youths use a lot of their productive time doing thing that don’t add to their growth and development .many youths today especially girls are addicted to   social media. which takes a lot of  their productive time.
We should learn attend to Our big dreams .

how well we spend our time each day, determines how successful we would become.

The activities we engage on each day determines  how successful you would become .

 POVERTY:  this is a major problem among  youths in the whole world. It has been the problems for so long that it now seem like it’s a normal thing. Poverty has pushed a lot  of youth out of school .it has made many youth frustrated in life.   “Many youth could not speak up for their right because of poverty” poverty changes the way most people think. It makes them think they are not important in the society and there is nothing good that can come out of them

UNEMPLOYMENT: this is one of the major problems facing the   youths today .
Every year thousands of youth are graduated from the university and pushed to  the society without hope of any employment . this has turned many youths which could not see any job to the way of crime as the only way to take care of their many needs.

Unemployment had led to increase in poverty.

It causes crimes like Armed Robbery, Prostitution, Drug Trafficking and Kidnapping etc.   The society always suffers the effects of unemployment.

The product of educated youths includes  inventors, great world leader, entrepreneurs and change agent Etc.

Youth carry so much influence in every society when they work together they achieve the best, add values and improve well being of people. But when the rebel it often destructive.

The youths are agents of change in the environment.

Youths have higher grasp of their right and a clearer vision of what they are capable of accomplishing, than the generation before now. Should they receive a proper tool and opportunity? The youth is usually in the fore front of every organization.

In the military, the police in various industries and firms.

Youth have taken over agriculture technology and industries.

the youths of today are the adults of tomorrow .help the youth to grow.

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The desire for Excellence and the zeal to learn is starting point for success. Gilbert is currently studying computer science at AE-FUNAI . he has the desire to bring about change in the world through re-positioning the mindset of the youths. with motivational information that will inspire the young people to productive life. It's my pleasure to meet you. welcome to my blog! Welcome! Greatfinisher

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