How does the ability of young people to make independent decisions in all aspects of their lives relate to their overall empowerment?
For the most part giving young people the ability to make independent choices is what really empowers them. On the other hand, there can be instances where young people may be empowered by someone else making choices for them. An example of this would be when a young person is not sure of what it is they want and this uncertainty can make them unsure of themselves. They could have help from an older person who can decide what may be best for them.