Malala Yousafzai, a 20 year old who was awarded the Nobel prize for peace, when great leaders of the world are fighting diplomatic battles with countless real casualties on the ground increasing steadily. Jacinda Ardern, Prime minster of new Zealand , at the age of 37, she is the youngest female PM in the world.
These are fine examples of the quality, influence and potential of what the youth of today can have on the world as a whole. Thanks to the people behind the term and the title word of the year.
I have to admit that this is the first time I'm hearing about youthquake. Looking back the timeline (1965) sounds right, since1970s there has been an explosion in the creative ideas and fresh talent in the field of music, clothing and fashion, sports.
Now with the increasing opportunities for talented people and the availability of the social platform and the powerful internet, the audience is potentially endless. There are numerous videos of people who have changed the mindset of public in Africa ( against drugs, violence and corruption), people who have made a difference in entertainment industry including music (Justin Bebier etc). The youth is certainly a force to recon, we just need to channel them constructively.