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Today's youth

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I had the opportunity to speak to four groups of students at Dixon Middle School in Provo, UT. yesterday. I spoke about the work and dedication it takes to lead yourself and be successful in the business world. Some of the students were attentive and open to the ideas presented, but most were just glad to have a break from the routine. Others were down right obnoxios.

I was alarmed by the number of students that said they did not care about their parents or what they did for a living. It caused me to reflect on my children. What would they say about me? Did I take an active interest in their lives? After all, why would my children care about me if I did not care about them?

Next time you question the youth of today, ask your self these questions.
- What am I doing to influence the young people around me?
- How can I serve the youth better?
- What will my legacy with today's youth be?
- Do I show genuine interest in the lives of the youth in my life?



Blogger Max Reid said...

Middle school is definitely a difficult age. From there on you begin to really shape the kind of person you will become. I think it pays to remember this as we find ourselves in postions to either positiviely are negatively influence the youth.

"Live as long as you may,the first twenty years are the longest half of your life." - Robert Southey, The Doctor.

April 14, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

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