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Questions Every Teenager Needs to Be Asked: Laurence Lewars (Transcript)

Laurence Lewars at TEDxDhahranHighSchool

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Laurence Lewars – Strategy enthusiast

No one really knows what the world is going to look like, 30, 20 or even 10 years from now.

If history repeats itself, which it usually does, one day someone will be examining the way we’ve chosen to construct our society and many of our social norms today, may just very well be ridiculous things of the past.

So I wanted to take a moment, observe our world, the society we’ve created and talk about it. What kind of things would you have to say?

Now, I would love to come up here and talk to you guys about religion or politics or music or sports. Sadly, I’m not an expert in any of those fields. Anyone who’s seen me take a jump shot, could tell you that.

Now, I’ve decided to analyze the world from the perspective of a teenager. I wanted to find one problem; one issue which you’ve dealt with correctly may just change the world. That’s a big job.

So where do I start?

I turn to a friend, a friend who has never let me down in the past. And as long as I can remember a friend who has always been right, I turned to Google and Google told me, well, I searched in Google biggest problems for teens.

And under second I was hit with over 16 million results. I was bombarded with articles ‘top problems teen face’ and ‘teenage hurdles’, ‘life as a teen’. I quickly found that things like self-esteem, self-belief and a lack of self-fulfillment were some of the larger issues.

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