If voting is a privilege, and something you have to wait until you're 18 years old to do, why do so many young people resent having to do it?
Is it because the issues which young people care about are sidelined, or in fact not even on the agenda.
Is it because most politicians are what would be considered by young people to be old people.
Why aren't candidates talking about the things that really matter to young people?
Candidates should be looking at issues impacting the environment, plans for the city's growth which go beyond the next election cycle, the cost of living, the difficulty of buying a house, future work-life balance options and what infrastructure is needed to enable this to happen.
Young people want to see candidates who are passionate about election issues outside election time.
Seeing students protest about climate change in Robertson Park on Friday was encouraging - putting aside what you think about school absenteeism - because it shows they're passionate and motivated.
It's difficult to understand why candidates don't acknowledge this in their push to win voters.