Northland College Principal John Tapine has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth, but could apply to anyone:
“Always we hear the cry form teenagers, ‘what can we do, where can we go’
My answer is this. “Go home. Wash the windows. Learn to cook. Build a raft. Get a job. Visit the sick, do your homework, and after you’ve finished….Read a book.
Your town does not owe you recreational facilities, and your parents do not owe you fun.”
“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness, or lonely again.
In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, and get out of your dream world. Develop a backbone, instead of a wishbone! Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important, and you are needed. It’s far too late to sit around and wait for someone to do something, someday. Someday is NOW, and Somebody is YOU!!!
A thought we could all live by…