In any community, in different degrees, young people encounter difficult problems, which derive not from their own inadequacies, nor in many cases from those of their education, but from changing economic situations, rapid technological change, severe environmental pollution, institutional systems that spawn poverty and discourage efforts to improve one's lot, the application of inefficient economic theories, rapid growth of armaments, and so on. Young people find themselves living in a society which does not make enough effort to resolve the problems with which they are confronted. They have difficulties in finding satisfying, productive and gainful employment. Gradually they have become indifferent and listless. They have a sense of frustration and alienation and feel themselves undervalued and powerless. Feeling that they are being manipulated to ends that do not reflect their aspirations, many have become weary. They realize that what they are being told to do is not useful now, nor is it useful for the future.
Without the joy of creativity, the young have lost their characteristic enthusiasm. Robbed of their right to a better future, young people feel profoundly disillusioned, confused, discouraged and de-motivated; they are amputated of that which should be their most precious right. Gradually they have become indifferent and listless. Robbed of their right to a bright future, young people feel profoundly disillusioned, confused, discouraged and de-motivated; they are amputated of that which should be their precious possession -- a joyful expectation of the future.