Actual problems of self-realization among youth
If we consider the problems of youth’s self-realization not only from the individual’s side as the complexity of implementing an individual personality, but look at them in general as problems of the whole society, we can see that solving these problems can improve the social system, increase productivity, and also avoid a lot of social conflicts. The socio-demographic group falling under the definition of “youth” has a higher level of perception and acceptance of modernization of society.
It is easier for youth to adapt to modern conditions of existence; it is easier to master innovations in various fields. Culture, politics, social and economic activities and much more do not stand still, guided only by the cultural heritage and experience of their ancestors. All social sectors are changing, gaining new modern outlines. It is extremely difficult for people who have crossed the youth frontier to accept such changes because of the deeply rooted conservative views. Over time, the reins of society are passed into the hands of the younger generation. That is why it is so important to create favorable conditions for the self-realization of youth, helping young people to become harmonious, comprehensively developed personalities.
Youth problems in the modern world
What prevents youth self-actualization
Lack of social requirements
Lack of social landmarks
Reduction of social programs
Moral and spiritual chaos
The solution to the problem of youth self-realization
Way to the future
The period of youth is a kind of road to the future. It is on this thorny path that a person predetermines his further existence, makes a choice in the direction of a particular profession, decides in which social sphere his potential will be fully revealed and more useful to society, what occupation will bring spiritual comfort. The consciousness of young people, like a sponge, is able to absorb, filter and process a large flow of information. Studies of developmental psychology say that it is in the process of growing up in a person that self-consciousness and a stable system of values are formed, and the social status of a person is predetermined. For the period of youth, manifestations of critical thinking are characteristic, a person learns to evaluate and analyze. In parallel with this, a foundation has been laid in the minds of young people from the stereotypes of the past, the task of young people is to correctly filter out the experience of past years, to highlight for themselves the main and useful information.
We adults do not understand children, since we no longer understand more than our own childhood. Sigmund Freud
The problems of youth self-fulfillment include the eternal confrontation of the old and young generations. Basically, old people are always dissatisfied with the behavior of young people, try to give advice from the years they lived, and young people with all their youthful ambitiousness do not want to listen and draw conclusions. In fact, the confrontation between these two social groups can both serve a certain benefit and cause considerable harm in the further realization of youth potential. Definitely, the experience of the past can be useful in order, for example, not to make the same mistakes or, as they say, not to reinvent the wheel. This is where young people come in handy and the ability to filter information and give their own assessment of certain judgments.
As for the negative consequences, the too persistent imposition of conservative views will impede the desire of young people to develop in the modern world, keep up to date, and adapt to rapidly developing environmental features. Young people, crushed by the authority of the older generation, lose interest in learning everything new, passivity develops, sometimes bordering on infantilism, and these qualities do not contribute to self-realization and success. Therefore, in the process of education, it is extremely important to find the very notorious “golden mean”. As Konstantin Stanislavsky said: “Let the old wisdom guide young vigor and strength, let the young vigor and strength support old wisdom.”
Youth problems in the modern world
The modern world is no longer so strict in observing the rules of morality as in ancient centuries, this also has a considerable component of the essence of the problem of youth’s self-realization. That is why most modern young people have extremely vague moral standards. The majority is dominated by hedonistic inclinations, selfishness, which sooner or later leads to self-destruction of the individual. The problems faced by modern youth hinder the individual’s self-realization or make it practically impossible. The spiritual devastation, the futility of later life, the split in value orientations, the spreading nihilism and the breaking of moral ideals – these are the main reasons that lead modern young people to such social problems.