Should adults listen to youth anxiety about climate change and their future from this messenger……….?
The Chicago Tribune – AP – Star Tribune article titled: Inside and outside, climate talks, youths urge faster action, reported:
“As she listened to other delegates debate the intricate and intractable topic that has baffled negotiators for more than six years, a phrase popped into her head: ‘”blah-blah-blah.””
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate and ancient proverb, a quote, Bible verse, about the wisdom of children and the need for adults to listen to their message because ………
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverb 22:6)
“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.”
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be 1 Kings 3: 9-10)
“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” — Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
|Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) Excerpt – Biblehub – Bensen Commentary Because greater is he that is in you — Namely, the Spirit of Christ; than he — The spirit of antichrist; that is in the world|
What’s My Point?
There have been many sources of practical and Spiritual Wisdom recorded in human history.
My point is to wonder if adults should discern the source of wisdom of a child who is concerned about climate change, to discern if the child is being inspired by God to warn us to do something other than blah blah blah about future of our children.
In My Opinion
There is one certain proven scientific method to reduce anxiety and that is to do something constructive instead of worry and anxiety.
On the issue of climate change or clean air, we know that trees have numerous environmental benefits to control erosion and absorb carbon emissions which pollutes the air we breathe, etc..
I have written a number of posts about the benefits of planting trees immediately and end deforestation. There are many arboreta organization to teach, train volunteers, and help fund or grant funds to speed up the billions of trees needed in our both present and future.
In other words, we adults need to listen to the voices of one third of our population anxiety and respond immediately same as we need to listen to the words which have been inspired by of our Creator.
Would teaching children how to volunteer in activities to plant trees help reduce their anxiety about their future?
Would teaching children about God to volunteer in Church sponsored community activities help both reduce their anxieties about their future?
Are we listening to too much blah blah blah instead of listening to our children according to this following post link article?
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