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Many young people are held back by a variety of different things, whether that is a disability or an ongoing concern regarding somebody’s life.

Time and time again, many of us take for granted the things we have in life and forget about those who may be less fortunate than ourselves. We all receive education, a shelter to live under, rights and more.

However, in reality it’s so easy to fall into a trap of forgetting about those who may not have a great quality of life when compared with ours.

Furthermore we become so obsessed with the psychological effects objects may have on us, we don’t even consider how others may react to it all.

From luxuries such as television to essentials like a shower, there will be young people around the area unable to have either.

I believe that we block out reality with what we consume, when in fact we should be blocking what we consume with reality.

I feel that one day every young person will live comfortably, joyfully and without fear of those around them.

I believe that youngsters have vast potential regardless of their ability.

If somebody has private issues concerning their lives, why should they be viewed differently?

We’re living in a time of continuously conflicting opinions, thus have no firm understanding of what vulnerable individuals may need.

At times we must acknowledge that every young person deserves a positive beginning.

A speaker once told me that ‘greater things are yet to come, and greater things are still to be done in Portsmouth’ and I really believe this.

I passionately believe that greater things are to come for people who have disadvantages. After that, there is no looking back.

From then on, it’s about pressing forward and striving for even greater things to come.

Don’t be someone who removes vulnerable individuals from your mind in order to make things easier.

Be a culture changer and 
show society that regardless of your background, you can achieve.