Young people who study in universities across the US and beyond are the lifeline of our civilization – they are the ones who will inherit the world after we are gone. This way of thinking can put the economic and political questions of each country in a very different light.
Do we treat students with enough care and give them enough freedom for them to repay us later on? Or do we oppress them and give them very few options when education and future prospects are concerned? How exactly can students make an impact on the economy and the government as we know it and fundamentally change the face of the entire world?
Smart choice of studies
Students are prone to choosing their own universities and majors – based on household abilities to support them of course. If the students have the freedom and information to choose the professions that the market is lacking, they would be able to turn the tide of the entire economy.
Filling the blanks that are sorely lacking in professionals in seemingly unknown niche professions would allow students a far more positive prospect on the future. Many students are often unmotivated to even attend lectures regularly, but if they knew upfront which majors would pay off later on (with complete university transparency), they would be far more productive and motivated to participate in social and academic activities around them.
Political voting attendance
Many countries lack the necessary citizenship activity when it comes to political voting and other related activities. The reason for this passive behavior is simple – people don’t feel as if they have any say in what the government does.
However, if the student body of each country is motivated to get out and start making a difference by being introduced to a long-term development plan that suits their needs, they will change their mind for good.
Student loans and debts
Students are capable of single-handedly upheaving the entire economic structure of a single country. Student loans and debts that ensue as a result of academic efforts are something that no analyst ever talks about. It’s true that most students are in debt due to their wish to study and obtain a relevant degree of education for their sake.
This motivation to work for the better future often results in a multitude of years in which they are paying their debt for seemingly unknown reasons. To them, the education they received shouldn’t be as expensive as the government has made it to be. If push should come to shove, students could swiftly destabilize the entire economic system of their respective countries by simply refusing to pay their debts or opting out of college education entirely.
Given everything I have covered in the points above, it’s clear that students have far more power in their hands than the public would have them believe. Keep in mind that any economic or government influence would require coordination and a unified voice – students have to share an opinion and want concrete results towards that end. Only time will tell whether or not the student bodies across the world will find a common thread and make sure that their voices are heard.