The concept of youth , a term that derives from the Latin word iuventus, allows to identify the period that is located between the childhood and the adulthood . The United Nations (known as Un ) has defined youth as the stage that begins at 15 and extends to the 25 years of life of every human being , although there are no precise limits in this regard. Higher life expectations mean that, in certain aspects, people from 40 years Be considered young.
In youth, the individual is developed at the sexual level but still lacks the emotional maturity that is required to face the conflicts of adult life. Adulthood, therefore, is a state that is reached thanks to the experience of life.
Youth constitutes a heterogeneous social set where each subgroup wishes to differentiate itself from the rest and adults. Young people seek to develop a sense of belonging and, therefore, group with their peers.
In this sense, given that need for identification and differentiation at the same time, it is important to emphasize that young people often decide to belong to certain groups based on their aesthetics or beliefs. Thus, for example, we find Catholic youth groups, socialist groups or various urban tribes.
Among those, basically based on the type of behavior or tastes as well as clothing, we find the youth that is part of the tribes of heavies, posh, rappers, goths, hippies, rockers or mods.
Cinema, like other artistic fields, has given an important role to youth. Thus, we find a large number of films that address this vital stage from various points of view not only to discover it but also to show the worst and the best of it.
Among the most interesting productions on that one is, for example, Dead poets society. Peter Weir was the one who in 1989 directed the same one that revolves around a literature class, his students and his teacher who tries to teach them that they should fight for their dreams and that they should live in the best possible way the present.
The friendship, loyalty and talent that resides in each young person are, in turn, the values around which another film about youth revolves. Is about Discovering Forrester, from the year 2000, which stars Sean Connery and Rob Brown, who play an already retired writer who will selflessly practice as a teacher for a young man with a great literary talent who is not affected by the social conditions he lives.
The idea of youth is usually used to name both the youth group and the state of the young person. For example: “Youth is losing, every day there is more drugs and alcohol in the streets”, “I was a great soccer player during my youth”, “My uncle advised me to enjoy my youth because afterwards the obligations and responsibilities arrive”.
Other uses of the concept refer to initial times of a certain thing ("The milky way, in its youth, was not stable"), to Energy or vigor (“My father is seventy years old but he shows his youth at all parties: he never stops dancing”) Yet the youth branch of some political or social organization (“The communist youth will organize their tenth national congress during the next month”).