People & Inspiration

7 Things the Youth Needs to Relearn Now

7 Things the Youth Needs to Relearn Now

If the world needs love, sweet love as a popular song goes, for Chalk’s Bright Young Manila (BYM) campus hotties, the younger generation needs to learn or relearn some of life’s golden lessons.

During the first leg of Chalk’s Campus Tour last September 9 at San Sebastian Recoletos, seven of the fifteen BYM finalists share their take on what the young generation can brush up on which may come handy these days.


MIKE GELLA (De La Salle College of Saint Benilde)

“Confidence is Key.” I find that having a lot of confidence can bring a person so far. The millennials nowadays lack confidence among themselves that they do not believe in the potential they have to succeed in life. We have to own our talents and gifts. The society will succeed as long as it starts with us.


DAVID MENDOZA (Ateneo De Manila University)

“Hard work.” I think the youth today should know the value of hard work. Our generation today is filled with short cuts so a lot of people are constantly looking for “the easy way out”. I honestly believe that, with enough hard work, anything can be achieved.


DALE CORPUS (Far Eastern University)

“Respect others’ success.” That value would be, humbleness, and the value of respecting other people’s success. I want everybody to learn how to be simple and be proud of what we get or who we are.



“Be You.” Do not lose yourself trying to fit in. You don’t live to please other people. Just be what you want to be and do not let others dictate you who you are. Just be confident.



ANDREA GONZALO (Miriam College)

“Humility.” I think, being humble is very important. Why? One reason is because a humble person realizes that they still have much to learn. They are teachable. A prideful person is a know-it-all.  Lastly, being humble is the best way to retain a compassionate heart.


CHARLENE DIMALANTA (University of Santos Tomas)

“Set your goals.” Before you reach the top, you need to know your priority. By setting your goals, it will help you achieve what you really want in life.


CHRISTIAN PADILLA (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)

“Character over success.” Life is all about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people run over you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be contented, but never stop improving. I always believe that having intelligence plus character is the goal of true education. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. Be good to people and trust God always.







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