Dear reader,

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dilara, currently 17 years old, and I am writing because I’m concerned. Concerned about not being heard. About being underestimated. I am worried about our future. That’s why I am writing you, youngsters. Because your ideas and opinions matter and deserve to be heard.

Nowadays we’re often considered as ‘not grown up yet’. Take the climate change protests organized by youngsters: many adults in the Netherlands believed that these youngsters were merely protesting to skip classes, that these ‘kids’ didn’t even know why they were protesting, that they were too idealistic. But was it true? Is this eagerness for change just a phase of life, a phase of idealism, that...

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