Assalamualaikum. Is it true that we have to really enjoy during our teenage years? I have to agree to this but this is rather too vague a statement - "Teenagers must enjoy" Hahaha. Enjoy ya, but we must not do so while forgetting to think about our future. I think that this is the problem with the youngsters nowadays. They listen too much to their friends, especially those who are more stylish and "cool". I think the correct statement that teenagers should bear in mind is "Teenagers must enjoy, with their future bear in mind!"
Few years ago, there are many events held to remind youngsters about Premarital Sex. I must say that the government and Muslim Organisation like MUIS and Mendaki are doing their best to inculcate great values in these youngsters. But as more events are held, unfortunately more youngsters are getting into the menace of premarital sex. I do not think the organisations are to be blamed for this but I feel that they obliterate or maybe miss out the importance of spiritual guide among the teenagers. Religion plays an important part in most of our lives. If religious values are instilled in the youngsters, I do not think that they will be gone astray too far off!
I still remember what one of the SAMO that I respected most, SGT Syed Omar, said. He said that we always want to follow others especially the westerners
. It is true that they are successful and are way ahead of us but we must not forget that we live by the clutch of religious and cultural values. These two important things that influence our daily lives are different from theirs. They think differently from us. We all talk about trendsetters and how we admire them and why don't we want to become one? We keep copying every single thing they do and most of the time, it is causing sort of a catastrophe in our lives. Just like this premarital sex thing, to us, it is a sinful act but because of the imperceptible trait of a "copycat" in our society, we just do it without thinking of the cultural and religious values that we are holdinbg on to. Will we, as a society, continue to drown?