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Reddit Asks the Question: 'Teachers of Reddit, What Are Some Positive Trends You Have Noticed in Today's Youth?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | December 3, 2018 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | December 3, 2018 |


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I know these sometimes seem like dark days. And they are. What with the worldwide dominance of crony capitalism, a rising global fascist tide, and a looming climate catastrophe soon to make the world nigh-on uninhabitable for our children. They are dark days, likely to get darker. But there is hope. You can often find it in the young. The very same youths to whom we will gift a ravaged world are the ones who are often fighting to save what they can and for the society that will succeed us to be a better one. Young people being more open and progressive is sometimes taken for granted. There is no underlying physical law that says that the arc of history swing towards righteousness. We can just as easily regress as progress, and the fires of positivity need nurturing lest we slide back into darkness. But there is hope. School shooting survivors in America fighting to reform deadly gun laws; children in Australia protesting climate change to ensure that they have a future. For anecdotal proof, look to the teachers, who have direct contact with the rising generations, and they can see what kind of people they are already like, even in their youth. Reddit asked the question recently: ‘Teachers of Reddit, what are some positive trends you have noticed in today’s youth?’ The whole thread is worth checking out here, but below are some highlights:

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



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