The Influence Of Teen Activism

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Have you ever felt like there was a problem in the world that you wanted to solve but you didn’t think anyone would listen? Teen activists are people who see the need for change and act upon it. Teen activism starts with a passion for a cause and continues with determination despite being faced with obstacles. Anyone can make a difference in the world, and teen activism proves it; they always support and help causes that they think are important. Teen activists can believe in the same cause, but their reasons for doing so can be different. Teen Activists not only inspire the world, but they also influence others by showing them that they can also make a difference. To begin, Teen activists work for a specific cause that is significant to…show more content…
For example, Alex Lin went to the government to get a law passed to ban dumping electronics in trash cans. He influenced others to see why it important to use e-waste instead of dumping electronics. Another example is Malala, who inspired others with her blog talking about how her life was like in Pakistan with the Taliban, and advocating for girls education; as shown in “A Heroic Return.” “Malala has been an Internet blogger, or writer, since she was 11 years old. In 2011 she was awarded Pakistan’s National Peace Award for her bravery in writing about the difficulties of life and education in the shadow of the Taliban.” This shows that Malala risked her life to make sure that others heard about the hardships in her country by someone who was experiencing it herself. She inspired others like Zuriel Oduwole to advocate for girls education. Another example is Faye Carey, who helps her local pet control get people to adopt the animals by creating a facebook page. Faye Carey influences others by showing them that they should adopt pets from a shelter or pet control instead of a breeder, as shown in “Teenage Girl s Dog’s Best Friend.” “It can be stressful trying to juggle, because we’ve got animals at home and schoolwork and chores and everything else.” Faye Carey shows that even though she has so much to handle in her life, she still has time to care for animals. This shows that Teen activists influence and inspire others by how they change the world for the better. All in all, Teen activism is a belief that you can change the world for the better, one cause at a time. Teen activists find a cause they care about, and they might start small, and grow into something much greater, but they can also inspire others to follow in their footsteps. As Alex Lin says, “Every long journey begins with a single
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