definition of young

When someone or something has very few years of existence it is popularly said of them that they are young.

Thus, a man, a woman, a dog, a brand, a product, a company, an enterprise, among others, can be considered young when they are very young.

People, animals, things that are only a few years old

Then and by extension, animals, human beings, who have not yet reached sexual maturity, are called young.

Young people are in an early, early development of biology.

Because it is a term that implies the first times of something or someone, it is closely related to concepts such as those of vigor, energy, freshness.

Associated with youth

Also, the word youth is used to account for everything that belongs to or is associated with youth, a person for example.

Youth is that stage of a person's life that begins at puberty, at age 10, and extends into adulthood, approximately after age twenty, finding the top at 24 years, which is where adulthood begins, according to what the United Nations Organization (UN).

Stages of youth

According to the classification of the UN , youth, extends from the 10 to 24 years and comprises three periods: initial youth (from 10 to 14 years old), middle youth (from 15 to 19 years old) and full youth (from 20 to 24 years old).

A fundamental stage of life in the development of the person

Youth is one of the most transcendental stages in the life of individuals, since important issues and changes occur in it, such as: physical, social and psychological maturity, education, entry into the world of work, delineation of the family project, among the most outstanding events.

Problems of this stage

And we cannot ignore that a series of problems also arise in youth, today, that affect young people a lot, and in some serious cases, end up complicating their development as required, for example, we must pay attention to them and build a bridge to young people so that they can solve them in a satisfactory way and thus be able to continue their growth without fissures.

Among them we can mention, at present, the great approach of young people to alcohol, drugs, that is, to addictions in general.

Youth unemployment is the other scourge, which in many situations goes hand in hand with what we mentioned about addictions, the lack of opportunities given to young people in many labor markets, especially underdeveloped ones, trigger depressions and also that dangerous approach to decompressing drugs.

Culture determines the youth of its people

Now, and beyond these classifications that are carried out at the institutional level, youth is an issue that is sometimes not so easy to determine in a conclusive way, since it sometimes depends on several factors that mix the biological, the social, culture, among other issues.

The community in which a person is inserted is certainly important when determining that someone is young or not, and so are the times, because without thinking about centuries ago, there are many differences between the young people of today and from yesterday.

The fact that people's life expectancy has been extended over the years, the evolution of science in the development of cosmetic products, and of medicine in the creation of treatments and special interventions to increase youth, has been determining in this sense and that is why today a 40-year-old person is considered by society as young, when thousands of years ago he was not, and even more, he was very close to death.

The other side of the young is the old, and that by case and by opposition allows us to define and determine what is young and what is not.

We call in our culture, old man, that person of advanced age.

There is an annual day, August 12th, in which, as of 1999, and at the request of the United Nations General Assembly , youth is celebrated worldwide: the International Youth Day.