Are young people political?
Young people are politicians when it comes to politics in the United States. What makes them politicians if they don't vote? When it comes to politics, there are plenty of ways to be a politician who doesn't vote. Speaking out on social media is one of the main ones. Do young people use social media in those terms? I say yes, and it is time for my views to be voiced. Let's get down to the question, "Are young people political?" and pick a side.
There are more than enough ways to be political that don't only include voting. There are plenty of things you could do to voice your opinion, and people have been doing it. Millions of people go online to show who they are rooting for. People use TikTok, Instagram, and Youtube to voice what they want to talk about. When it comes down to the different POVs, you can see millions of people say what they wanna say without voting. There would be more if young people only voted to show their interest in voting. Young people are turning to social media to both consume and produce political content; more than ever: 70% of young people had gotten information about the 2020 election on social media and 36% reported posting political content in the week prior. Over 60% of youth said that creating social media content helped them feel more informed, represented, and heard, although differences in these benefits exist across gender and race/ethnicity.
But how do I feel? I believe that social media helps people express their feelings, even if it's not elections. It helps younger people show how they feel without having to deal with hatred from the outside world. You get to have real conversations with people on the other side of the world and see how they feel about another topic or the same one. So yes, I believe young people are political as they use social media to voice their opinion without having to speak face to face. You get to see people you've never met and understand how they feel.
That's all folks! How do you feel? Do you believe that young people are political? Voice your opinion here on Topical Talks, I'd love to see what you feel about the topic or if I convinced you to agree with the "yes" side.
Focused_Artist's focused opinion!