My daughter Jazzy forced me, as in F-O-R-C-E-D me, to watch a youtube video with her. Thinking it was another Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift song, I pretended I was too busy to be bothered. But she persisted. For fear of hurting her feelings, I finally gave in. And I did not regret it.
Jonathan Reed's poem, The Lost Generation, carries a timely message, not just for teens (like my kids) but for everyone else who cares about the world he or she lives in. The video that my daughter and I watched together is here but I found a clearer and better version.
Positive attitude can make a big difference. The fact that a meaningful awareness is spreading among our youth spells H-O-P-E. For it is true that change should begin with us.