hope of the fatherland

Philippines
@adoremay (2073)
May 12, 2008 2:17am CST
I quoted this from Rizal. The youth is the hope of the fatherland. Does this hold true nowadays? The saying have been recited from generations to generations. Have been passed from one youth to another youth. I believe when a youth graduates from being a youth, the saying no longer applies. what i am trying to point out is, those older people who already have the prestige, position and power where the youth's of yesterday. In their times they were the hope of the fatherland, they have been reciting the saying back then. Question, when these youths grow up and become a professional or a mature individual do they still stick to the saying, I guess not. when a youth graduates from being a youth, as such the word youth no longer applies to the person so is the saying... that is what's happening today, sad to say.