Monday, 8 August 2016
The presence of student organisations in colleges, universities and schools as student unions, governments or associations is to facilitate various activities and act as a support mechanism. Young people are characterised by great activism, which is the engine to influence change in society and the country. Youth activism, for me, is a revolution of goodwill and a continuation of a struggle for justice and prosperity for all.
Many young people equate activism with rebelling against the norm. This is a misunderstanding. It is not a fight between the young and the senior leaders. It is rather a noble cause where young people take the torch of struggle forward with a sense of purpose and a full understanding that their country is their heritage. The influence of student groups is immeasurable. The structure of unions can vary from location to location. The European Student Union is an umbrella organisation consisting of 45 national student unions from 36 countries. Student unions often play the role of changing the educational system in the United States.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.