Be a Friend
The heart and mind of a youth are open containers for the experiences and impressions of others. The quality of companionship directly influences not only what a young person knows but what he or she feels about the world and himself or herself. Also, what a youth knows and feels is generally the basis of his actions. Yet the youth acts according to thoughts and feelings which are so often imparted from parents.
The breakdown in the American family unit is generally cited as the main factor in our incredible crime rate. Most juvenile delinquency is linked to family problems — often the physical or emotional absence of the father. And, a recent poll of the prisoners in one penitentiary revealed that all inmates said they had been victims of child abuse.
Let us now proceed to the Exercises for Fulfillment.
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