What prevents youth self-actualization
Here are some of the most basic problems of youth self-fulfillment.
It is unlikely that someone in childhood dreams of becoming a successful plumber or loader. Everyone wants to be astronauts and stewardesses, pilots and ballerinas. But over time, a person realizes that it is not always possible to realize dreams. The society does not need millions of dancers and actresses, preference is given to professions in the field of science, physical or engineering labor. The first problem of personal self-realization is the mismatch between the desired and the actual. You have to make a choice between a childhood dream and a profession that is more prestigious and profitable. But often young people do not understand that you can realize yourself not only in your career. Self-realization is a combination of all spheres of life, such as creativity, hobbies, family, environment and the like. It turns out that now modern youth in the majority prefers the choice of a profession more profitable, but to which the soul does not lie at all. Of course, therefore, the possibility of being realized in the labor field in this case is extremely small.
Lack of social requirements
The youth of the modern world are overwhelmingly focused on earning a good income. But mastering the profession and hard work are not included in the plans of young people. The lack of a labor incentive primarily arises from the futility of further life; the individual does not see the point of making an effort. Such qualities as laziness, passivity, lack of initiative begin to prevail, a feeling of hopelessness arises, which can lead to stress and personality conflicts of the individual.
non-compliance with social requirements
Lack of social landmarks
The younger generation sometimes does not have time to adapt to such a rapidly changing society. The experience of the past and the modernization of society are sometimes so different from each other, and these changes occur in a short time, which introduce a certain dissonance into the fragile consciousness of the young generation. Young people lack social guidelines, because what was important for the previous generation is rapidly losing its value in the framework of urbanization and modernization of the modern world. Therefore, the further choice of the goal and path of youth begins to be determined by the circumstances and requirements of society, and not by the abilities and desires of the individual himself. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop the ability to adapt one’s professional and personal goals to the development trends of modern society, to be able to adapt without disturbing the mental balance.
Reduction of social programs
The problems of youth self-realization directly depend on social activities. In order to fully demonstrate their potential, to determine the propensity for a particular branch of activity, youth must provide a foundation, so to speak, an arena for implementation. The reduction of various youth programs, the inability to find conditions for active amateur activity, the difficulty in the right to directly participate in educational, political, and labor activities. The young generation has absolutely nowhere to show their potential, since society is not able to provide affordable leisure sites for implementation.
For successful self-realization, the younger generation must feel support and support from others. It is not just about the family and the general education system. The state should fully create favorable conditions for the life support of the young generation and the formation of a harmonious personality. If young people do not feel guarantees, a certain guarantee in the success of their future, then this contributes to a sense of fear and insecurity in the future. Which, like any negative thoughts and emotions, creates obstacles to the self-realization of youth.
Moral and spiritual chaos
The last period of the development of modern society notices a tendency to dehumanize culture, the meaning of art is demoralized, the image of a person becomes belittled, spiritual and moral values fade into the background. Empathy and altruism give way to greed and consumerism. The spiritual values of collectivism are replaced by self-serving individual goals. All these factors, as well as the lack of a clear national idea among young people, are also some of the essence of the problem of youth self-realization. The media and social networks have a detrimental effect on the fragile young psyche. Do not underestimate the value of the Internet and all its benefits (which in the conditions of the modern world do not occupy the last place in the self-realization of a person), but here again it is necessary to develop the ability of young people to correctly filter information.