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Editor, The News:
It has been said that life is not a race but is instead a journey.
All journeys start with one step on a path to a destination. There have been times when I’ve strayed from this path but have found my way back through words, words that I’ve received from various sources such as the Bible, my parents and other people.
These words have resonated in my thoughts with the result being me brought back onto this path.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. What has it profited a man if he has gained the whole world but in so doing has lost his soul? Sweet are the fruits of adversity. Life isn’t fair, get used to it. A joy shared is twice joy; a sorrow shared only half a sorrow. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
These are a few examples of the words that have steered me back to this path.
When I was growing up, parents, other caring adults and our educational system were more concerned with developing one’s character than getting or giving material things. Our society has really gotten away from this course and the result has been detrimental to today’s youth and their social development.
Instead of teaching children good work ethics or values, they’re giving them material things or fostering a false sense of self-esteem. Success is now measured in dollars and cents or sports prowess and not in the number of meaningful relationships one develops over one’s lifetime.
Society’s problems won’t be solved by throwing money at them, but instead by returning to giving children words, words that can guide their path in this journey we call life.
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