Day 286- Andrew, 20, Glasgow



Which young Scot inspires you?
There has been so many people in my life who have inspired me but I would have to say that the people who inspire me the most is the young people who on a regular basis give up their time to volunteer and dedicate their time to a cause that they truly believe in. It is amazing to see how much those in the charity get out of the support from the volunteers and that inspires me to try and do good in my local community.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the beautiful scenery and nature that Scotland offers. I love to going walks and there are so many places local and further afield that are astounding to visit. I also love how friendly and helpful Scottish people are even when they are a stranger you can sometimes find yourself in conversation with them on a train journey or something .

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like to tell the older generation that young people are just as important to society as they are and although some of us may not work or pay taxes yet, our opinions and outlooks on life are just as important as theirs.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Wow this is really difficult question, i would have to say my biggest achievement to date is graduating from university in a subject that I absolutely love. Although it was tough and sometimes seemed that my Hons Degree would be unachievable I was able with perseverance and hard work to successfully graduate.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
What I would most like to achieve in the future is happiness and I know that seems like a terrible answer but I like to take each day as it comes and try to enjoy life to the fullest. There are many things I would like to do like visit Australia and be successful in my career choice however above all that I just want to have a good time and enjoy my happiness and health.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
A message I would like to give to young people in Scotland is to “go and do what makes you happy” life is short and although barriers may get in the way there is no end to your capabilities so don’t be scared to try something new. Another piece of advice I would like to give is don’t be afraid to ask for help, when we older we can sometimes think we don’t need help or that we know everything but I have realised that there is no shame in getting the support of another cause we all need some help from time to time.

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