It's natural for young people (1) to have dreams for their futures(2). But they're not naturally equipped to have a plan of action (3) to get there. This sets up tensions within them (Allport' seventh stage of his Theory of Personality Development) that can cause difficulties. What about those in our care? They're facing a tough challenge. And we need to help them now.
How best can we help them during this important transition in their lives? It may be easier than you think. Einstein preferred imagination to knowledge because, according to him, knowledge is based in the past while imagination is an expression of future possibilities.
Young people know that money is the key to their (material) dreams. They also suspect that there is a link between money and happiness– and they are right. So, why not show them how to make money to achieve their visions? Doing this would achieve numerous, related sub-objectives which when taken collectively, could be the missing link in trying to find today's socio-psycho-edu-economic solution.
Understanding their own socio-psycho-edu-economic functioning in minutes (explanations and reasons here would be counter-productive) automatically begins to structure and focus constructive, productive thoughts. This personal experience gives insight into their own productive abilities and relationship to the material/economic world. Once experiencing the value of resources, players naturally begin to make increasingly better economic decisions which guide their productive behavior in ways thought to be improbable. Being entertained while practicing repetitive constructive behavior alters behavior (through neuroplasticity) resulting in a more open, positive mindset. With freedom to dream and overcome obstacles, including money, players are more prepared to pursue their chosen visions.
When they discover that relevant information is a critical resource for them, it is expected that their attitudes toward education will shift to needing it rather than being overwhelmed because it is being forced on them..
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Together we can achieve the improbable. We owe it to ourselves to be successful. The journey starts with the first step, so...