As you my already know, it’s all about love this month at Young People Insight, with love being at the centre of the topics for our forum and poetry night.
Despite love being the focus of our topics for February, love is at the core of Young People Insight all throughout the year. It is my love for young people and love for my borough of Croydon that pushed me to start the platform in the first place. It is my love for writing that led to me starting this blog. It is my love for people that makes me want to care for them, encourage them and watch them be the best we can be.
I want love to run through the veins of YP Insight, spreading other positive elements and characteristics that will make our communities happier, safer and more civil places to live in.
Out of love for one another should come respect, especially when an individual shares views that are different to ours. Respect, especially respect for life, is something that has been lost in our society and we need to work hard to get it back.
Love should lead to positive and effective communication, as we take time to listen to each other and respond accordingly, in a calm and civilised manner. Poor communication has led to a myriad of problems within society, our relationships and other aspects of life – we need to do all we can to fix that.
I want YP Insight to be empathetic and caring, providing a genuine listening ear and support to all young individuals. I want it to be patient and understanding, tolerant and kind. It should create an environment where every individual feels comfortable, accepted and part of something.
Although this is a month where love is the focus, I want love to continue to be of the highest importance all year round, as there always needs to be more love in the world. Don’t you think?