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THESE 10 INSPIRING KIDS WILL REVIVE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY

Mar 05, 2014

These 10 Inspiring Kids Will Revive Your Faith in Humanity

Millennials have a notoriously bad rap. In the age of all-encompassing technology, recent generations are often criticized for their affinity for video games, their short attention spans and their selfie-obsession. Such insularity in face of the apex of globalization seems especially troubling. 

And yet, there may be hope. All conjecture aside, social media has a different story to tell about the leaders of tomorrow. Open your Facebook and “like” Survivor’s Silver Lining, and every day you’ll be reminded of how one 14-year-old brought hope back to hundreds of Sandy victims. Follow @2sisters_angie on Instagram and you’ll see how, just when you think everything’s been done, a four-year-old can take avant-garde fashion to a whole new level. Need to blow off some steam? Head to the app store and download a whack-a-mole game designed by a tech ingénue who’s got less years on him than your favorite pair of jeans.

Not too long ago, Malala Yousufzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee in history, but she’s not the only wunderkind to watch. Click through the slideshow above for our list of today’s top ten inspirational kids. We think you’ll find Malala’s in very good company. 

By Cordelia Tai

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