Politics for the youth?

I had a discussion with a friend about the prospect of more young, progressive and sane voices contesting the elections as a way to contribute something substantial towards the betterment of their respective societies. Inevitably, our reference points were people like Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Ismat Raza Shahjahan, Jibran Nasir, Ammar Rashid and the like. But, questions also arose as to why more young people disn’t take up this challenge in their constituencies