Global Youth Delve into Simplicity and Complexity in KidSpirit's Spring Issue

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - March 28, 2017 - PRLog -- KidSpirit (, the award-winning online magazine by and for youth to explore life's big questions, recently launched its spring issue. This quarter, KidSpirit's network of editors around the world have chosen to delve into Simplicity and Complexity. The issue's contents highlight the many ways we can approach these concepts in our lives, be it by appreciating nature, enriching ourselves through encounters with intricate systems, slowing down in the midst of chaos, or surmounting complicated obstacles.

Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the Editorial Board. This spring, the editors ask, "Why is it difficult to enjoy the simple joys of life?" One teen writer examines meditation, naturalism, and her own life to illustrate the value of finding quiet moments in this "Age of Complexity."

Other articles include a nonverbal teenager's insightful account of how to overcome the challenges of communicating through assistive technology in order to build relationships; a thoughtful review of Henry David Thoreau's classic transcendentalist work, Walden, by a contributor from Pakistan; a narrative of the wisdom a young Indian writer gleaned from learning to use dauntingly complicated machines at his school's Makerspace; and a piece about what one Maine highschooler deems the most complex and basic act of human existence: prayer. In the poetry section, a young poet from Michigan offers a beautiful ode to "the magic in simple things."

Throughout the spring, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this rich theme. One Feature article will describe how mass transit is fundamentally reshaping and enriching our cities, networks, and lives, and another will examine the science and rationale of conformity. A personal narrative of a trip to the Amazon rainforest will delve into what age-old traditions can teach us about values and priorities, and a piece in the Interfaith Connections department will explore one young author's changing understanding of the nuances of kindness.

Each issue of KidSpirit features wisdom from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. In April, Zen priest and teacher Rev. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj will offer his thoughts on how to dwell in the simplicity of the present moment amidst the complexity of our busy lives.

KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. This issue highlights the value of youth voices around the world. For interviews and further information, please contact Jessie Post at the information below.

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