Who remembers Ready, Steady, Cook? The great cooking game show previously hosted by English Chef Ainsley Harriot has been brought back to our screens on BBC ONE after school [around 4 pm] and is now hosted by the humorous Rylan Clark-Neal! Watching this wonderful show made me think about what shows or game shows I would consider being on. This inspired me to ask the young people as its something I have never asked before. Here are their responses: 

  • Love Island 
  • Total Wipeout 
  • The Flash 
  • Impractical Jokers, Taskmaster, Pointless 
  • Stranger Things 
  • Bake off or the Good Place or the Good Doctor or God Friended Me 

Nowadays, a lot of people desire to be famous or known online. Either through social media such as Instagram or Tic-Tok. However, these answers show me that people are also up for a challenge, desire to have powers and be tested on their abilities. Many of the older generations seem to get the impression that young people do not aspire to be challenged or cannot overcome it but I continually see evidence against this. 

Related to this, I was intrigued to know what the young people would do with their time if they were given the chance to do anything without limits on finances etc. I was surprised by the answers as half of them where investment choices and the other half were competing or making steps towards a desired goal: 

  • Go to outer space 
  • Buy Gucci [company] 
  • Buy Hugo Boss [company] 
  • Book studio time and record or all the demo’s i need/fly all the people I would want in to record. 

The lesson that I am continually learning is that our young people are smarter than we think, we just have to give them the chance to shine. Sometimes in wanting to give our young people a chance to shine, we can actually push them into places they are not meant to go or lead them to doubt what they firmly believe to be right for them. This is something we all can be cautious about. 

Recently, I was asked by someone close to me, ‘where do you see yourself in 10 years’. I had an answer but was reluctant in sharing as sometimes we don’t see eye to eye but it got me thinking: this would be a great question to ask the young people. Here is what they said: 

  • I aspire to be a mental health nurse 
  • Young at heart 
  • [a] Cop 
  • Still making music, speaking to young people and earning enough money to give back and look after my mum. 

 

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? 

Do you see great things in your future or something else? 

We must never lose our ability to dream and hope! 

I pray your week will be filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding and circumstances.