Our Worries at Age 16 and Today – video

Imagine your biggest worries at age 16…Imagine your biggest worries today. Have things changed? Perhaps, you think about different topics, different people and perhaps you feel things with different intensities. In a recent project (digitaledu at University of Toronto), I was reminded that Everyone Worries and that #worrieschange:

How did we get so many people to share their stories?

We interviewed people at local coffee shops in the University of Toronto area. We could not include all of the material because of a 2 minutes time limit. The production values were rough and ready (filming and editing were limited to 2.5 hours). I was amazed at the generosity of participants and their willingness to talk about deep emotional experiences. Asking a question about worries opened up a discussion with lots of smiles and connections. People turned from their laptops to a conversation with a real human being. It was exciting.

I noticed that I am less worried about school and sports than I was in high school, but I still worry about social situations and I tend to worry about “everything”. This project helped to remind me that we all worry and that we can laugh about it. Because our worries change, our day-to-day or even month-to-month struggles worries will not last forever.

This project was produced by

  • Raphael W. –  Lessons and challenges of starting a travel start-up
  • Maria Pia M. – A personal project about food, culture and anthropology
  • Tim Brown – Stories of peer support at work and in person
  • Nabiha A. – Personal and professional successes of relatable women though first-person narrative and multimedia content
  • Cat S.  – Solid and gifted editor

I would also invite you to view the videos of the other members of my class:

GROUP 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPMn4Vy5sQI
GROUP 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJICOPvr6U
GROUP 3: https://youtu.be/LJZ4s_L1lrs
GROUP 4: https://youtu.be/pcG3kh0bKqQ
GROUP 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRI73Ls1-G4
GROUP 6: https://youtu.be/xrVfcstaOpA

Please feel free to share any comments or videos about your experiences of worries at age 16 versus your worries of today.

2 thoughts on “Our Worries at Age 16 and Today – video

  1. Deadbeatmom

    Nice post! Essentially when I was 16 I was constantly worried about boys and my hair! Got over the boys thing at 30, still worried about my hair, but now it’s about the grey coming in!!!


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