If you ask someone this, they will most likely say yes, but they won't usually believe this. I, as a sixteen year old, am very into politics. For instance, when people were talking about the election this year my opinion was never taken seriously. I was always told that I will realize I am wrong as I get older.
The truth is, however, that we as youth are offering a different insight into the world. Unfortunately, our opinions aren't considered though. For example, the election comes to mind again. We are effected just as much as anyone else is, yet we don't have any rights in the election process. (I am righting a persuasive essay on why the youth should vote in English class, and I am going to post it on this website soon.)
Basically, there are many, many opinions I do not agree with from people that happen to be older than me, but I always consider their opinion. I always take their opinion into consideration. I may not change my view, but I will do more research on what I believe to make sure it is right. I only ask that in return people consider what I have to say.
To the youth reading this, you do matter. Your opinion matters just as much as anyone else's.