If you think back to when you were a teenager, you might have complained to your parents about being BORED. Maybe you heard that a lot this summer if you have teenagers.
This might shake them up. It kind of put a fire under me too.
It’s a judge’s letter of advice from 1959 to teens, published in a school newspaper.
“Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘what can we do, where can we go?’ My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’re finished, read a book...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, and lonely again…You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you.”