In a Fast-Changing World, Teens Believe Flexibility Is Essential
My Teen Life, our recent study of nearly 5,200 teens in 32 countries, revealed that today’s global teens know the path to success is not always a straight line. They feel pressure to succeed, with 61% worried about living up to their potential and 82% feeling determined to make the most out of life. But they don’t see failure as the end of the road. Most teens (90%) think it’s better to try and make mistakes than not to try at all and 67% consider themselves to be entrepreneurial. Changing course when needed is key – 82% of teens describe themselves as adaptable and flexible. They know that plans don’t always work as expected and that small steps allow for adjustments along the way.
In the digital stories below, check out what Liv, 16, from Australia and Dorian, 16, from France told us about the importance of being adaptable.