Growing up in this present era is undoubtedly a challenge for me and my colleagues. As we are embittered by our own disappointments and struggles, we are also being plagued by the challenges presented by our immediate environment.
In the political aspect, we become a part of the rapidly integrating political systems due to the pressures of globalization. As nations realize the gains earned from opening up their economies to trade and investment, countries delimited by geographical boundaries are fast developing into a single global village. This is further aided by rapid technological advancement brought about by the popularity of virtual reality and internet technology. These further eliminate borders among political entities and promote the integration of nations. The formation of free trade zones and blocs often posts challenges in life of a youth like me.
The easy access to other nations exposes everyone to the threats of terrorism. The 9-11 attack serves as a grim reminder of how these political issues shatter the dreams of some youth like me to live in security. It has been a challenge for us youths to be vigilant and be involved in political issues. It opened my eyes to my role in safeguarding this nation by helping in the thrust against terrorism.