Avoiding Traps
  (Showing Youth the Path to Life's Success)   Stanley Jay   www.AvoidingTraps.com


Avoiding Traps

Help youth avoid the traps of life.

Solid advice for young people.

"THE REASON FOR THIS BOOK"

YOUNG PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO A STRANGER BEFORE THEIR PARENTS.  THIS IS TRUE AND DANGEROUS.  IT IS HARD FOR US ADULTS TO GET THROUGH TO THEM; WE HAVE BEEN LECTURING THEM FOR YEARS; OUR TIME HAS PAST.  IF THEY READ THIS BOOK THEMSELVES, A BOOK THEY CAN UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH, THEY JUST MAY SET THE RIGHT PATH FOR THEIR FUTURE. 

PARENTS AND THEIR OFFSPRING USED TO LIVE CLOSE BY.  THE ELDER FAMILY MEMBERS HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH YOUTH AT RISK THE FACTS OF LIFE.  TODAY, FAMILIES ARE NOT AS CLOSE.  WE CHARGE TEENAGERS WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTHOOD WHEN THEIR BODY IS MATURE BUT THEIR MINDS ARE STILL JUVENILE.  INSANITY! !

WHAT IS WORSE, THESE KIDS ARE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED WITH ENTICEMENTS OF "BUY NOW," "BORROW NOW," "SEX NOW," "LIVE IT UP NOW," "PORNOGRAPHY," "GAMBLE FOR SUCCESS," AND THE RAMPANT USE OF "DRUGS" IN MOVIES AND TELEVISION AND ALL MEDIA.  THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE OFTEN GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS ON THINGS WITH WHICH THEY HAVE HAD NO EXPERIENCE.  THOSE MAJOR SEGMENTS OF LIFE INCLUDE RELIGION, WORK ETHICS, SOCIAL ETHICS, AND FAMILY ETHICS.  WITH THE MEDIA AS THEIR MENTOR, IT IS NO WONDER THAT YOUNGSTERS CONSEQUENTLY LOSE MUCH OF THE ABILITY TO LEARN AND MATURE IN A NORMAL, RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

WHAT WE ADULTS DON'T ALWAYS REALIZE IS THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE REALLY WANT ADVICE, BUT THEY HAVE HEARD IT ALL FROM THEIR PARENTS BEFORE, AND THEY WILL ACCEPT ADVICE FROM STRANGERS EASIER, BECAUSE THIS IS THEIR OWN DECISION; AS "MATURE ADULTS," THEY WANT TO SELECT THEIR OWN MENTORS.

 

 

 



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