05 May, 2021 03:00 am

The paradox of young leaders ― Muhammad Ammir Haron

The paradox of young leaders ― Muhammad Ammir Haron
MAY 5 ― George Orwell said it true; “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” Herein lies the problem. If the younger generation is always looked down upon as inept, they will be hard-pressed for...

In this sense, cultivating young leaders can be a paradox.We say we believe in developing young leaders, yet we also say they lack the necessary experience to lead.In Malaysia, as we turn into an ageing nation come 2030 with 15 per cent of our population aged 60 and above, can we groom sufficient young leaders to lead us in the future?Denying the youth of their right to vote is denying them the opportunity to participate in deciding the country's future and curtails our supply of young leaders in politics.

Now or never, the fate of our country on the morrow, depends on our young leaders today.Now and again we hear how the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

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