Yesterday, whilst being in KLCC with my family, I came across these teenagers who were dressed in all manners of fashion and sporting retro sunglasses etcetera in KL's city centre!
They sportingly agreed to pose for my camera when I asked them to do so! I have a way with getting strangers to do my bidding! :P
To me, these kids are just trying to find some sense of joy and happiness in their lifes. Times are hard and no one actually cares to spend some quality time with them and help guide them to a better standard of life and future.
Society at large today is plagued with various ailments. The major ailments I see is a growing sense of apathy towards others especially towards the impressionable young people who are today floundering in a sea of various storms and tempests of social problems.
People generally seem to not want to advice or help guide the teenagers of this land from falling prey to the many predators and criminal elements out there who would waste not a fleeting second to ravenously finish off the ignorant masses and spit them out as worthless remnants of society after being done with them!
Today, Malaysia is witnessing social problems being on the rise as a direct result of apathy by society at large and because the Malaysian Government fails to take concrete steps to reach out and salvage these poor youngsters!
The nation's tv stations vie energetically with one another in organising concerts and fiestas to keep the people fixated with singers and artistes!
Little do the authorities consider funnelling and channelling all those precious resources and energies towards equipping the youngsters of this nation with the proper skills and know how to make it out there in the job markets!
No employer is going to ask them whether they can sing like Mawi or Siti Nurhaliza! They will ask as to what academic qualifications they have!
The reason why so many Malays end up in the nation's Drug Rehabilitation Centres @ Pusat Serenti's are because the impressionable youths amongst the Malay community are not given proper guidance and monitored by the various organisations out there!
All these organisations do is just come out with empty rhetoric and half baked ideas every now and then giving the false impressions that they are doing something for the nation's youth!
Malay teens are the highest number of those involved in teenage pregnancies and sexual crimes today!
Last year saw 68000 illegitimate offsprings borne to these wayward youths and the internet is strewn with so many websites that cater to these youngsters who shamelessly flaunt their physiques and wanton behaviour right before the billions of the internet users!
There's no more sense of shame as far as the Malay youngsters are concerned save for a small group of our nation's future leaders who value themselves and avoid falling into the cesspool of social rot!
There's still some hope for the nation but society needs to work hard to support them and save them from ruining themselves in the near future! How do we do it?
Start by showing your care and consideration for their feelings. If you see any of these youngsters starting to head towards self destruction and social ills, please, do help them by advising them against those social problems and guide them to success!
Speak to them in manners that best suit the occasion and do not insult them. They have feelings too and are just transforming from being children into young adults. Their emotional needs are very strong and high at this stage and we need to use our commonsense in dealing with them.
The youngsters hearts are fragile and need to be handled with care.
The harsh disciplines of years afore are not suitable anymore to be used as a yardstick in admonishing any rising cases of misbehaviours by the teens and young adults of today.
Rather, understanding and proper advice by those who are experienced in life's ups and downs would be better suited to reach out to these young citizens of our nation.
Examples set by people like Datuk Fadhilah Hj Kamsah are best suited in treating the ailments afflicting our young generations.
We need more people who are capable of soothing these wounded hearts and souls to rise up and go help these people. They need our love and care more at this time when they are between two very important stages of their lifes.
The irony that there exists opportunists and sexual predators who make these youngsters end up as their victims is a very sad reality in today's Malaysian society!
We need to nab these social predators and do away with them. If it was up to me, I'd have them exterminated as soon as they are found guilty like they did in China a couple of decades back!
Just line them up before freshly dug up graves and face the firing squad! Swift justice in action!
A bullet in the back of the head always solves the crime control situation rather than keep the sex offenders in jail, having to feed them and waste precious resources on them for years and years, unnecessarily!
Malaysia needs to get its priorities right! Help save the youngsters out there from ruin!