Letter to the young: Prepare for a (more) precarious world

But it need not be all doom and gloom since enlightenment is achievable; it is in the hands of the younger generation to take charge of the future and mould societies to do the right thing

Afghan National Army soldiers attending a graduation ceremony in Afghanistan. Humans find ways to fight, says the author, and previous generations in every society has seen conflict. Will we therefore see history repeat itself?PHOTO: EPA-EFE

There is no other way to say it: The world is becoming an increasingly volatile and dangerous place. And it is important, especially for today's young generation, to understand this and prepare for it.

I write this as my many friends with young children - some small, some in their teens - wonder what kind of world they will grow up in. Younger friends are contemplating whether to have children at all.

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