Day 345- Jamie, 25, Paisley

Jamie is currently doing a traineeship in youth services.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young person who inspires me is my younger brother because despite the tough circumstances he currently faces, he keeps trying his best. This inspires me to push onwards in spite of what difficulties I might face.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the culture, history and folklore. I find this to be important because we have a strong heritage that I feel goes rather underappreciated.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
What I would most like older generations to know is that young people growing up have a strong passion that sometimes comes out in the wrong ways, but if older people were patient and showed young people know how to channel that passion then I feel the generation gap would not be as wide.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is slowly overcoming my anxiety. This is a big achievement because it is difficult to overcome but also because it led me to discover my passion for helping others.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
What I would most like to achieve in the future is making a difference in the lives of young people. This would mean a lot to me because I was fortunate enough to have a wide support network to pick myself back up.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My message to other young people would be that despite feeling it to be difficult, they do have the ability to shape their own future. This is important because young people are full of potential but sometimes need a little extra push or direction to get there.

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