This Vegan Teen Has Been Nominated For The Nobel Prize – After Skipping School For Weeks

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Less than a year before Greta Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, she was relatively unknown. However, after skipping school for weeks on end, the Swedish teen has become somewhat of a sensation among young people. And thanks to Thunberg’s passion and determination, kids around the world have joined her in her astonishing fight.

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It’s sometimes said that youth is wasted on the young. Yes, the old adage seemingly suggests that the most vibrant years of our lives – the times when we’re likely to have the most energy and optimism – occur as children. But as kids, some of us squander our opportunities to make lasting changes in the world.

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But this is not true in all cases. In fact, there have been lots of young people throughout the years who have used their unique –and often unjaded – views of the world to make real differences. And in doing so, these children have been widely celebrated by the adult world for the amazing accomplishments that they’ve made.

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