Alexander the Great inherited his kingdom at the age of 20 and went on to conquer the rest of the civilized world at the time. In fact, he cried when he was told there was no one left to conquer. He must have possessed some amazing leadership skills to have his men fighting for him for 10+ years.
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were 20 when they inherited their throne. They were given a raw deal to be sure, ill prepared and a kingdom already set up for failure. I’m not sure it could have turned out much differently. But still, to trust 20 year olds to run a kingdom!
I think we are failing our youth.
5 thoughts on “A Question of Youth”
I have to say, I am very proud of my 21-year-old. He isn't conquering a world, but he's graduated from DMACC and has a full time job. He's paid off his student loans, and he's thinking about his future. Wow! I wasn't sure I'd ever see this day, but I think he's turned out pretty good!
As long as the Godlessness in our nation grows, children will grow into it, as well, and we will be failing them.
As long as youth is associated with the target for the Marxists in our gov't and universities/colleges, we will be failing them.
As long as it is associated with a lack of responsibility required and taught from the parents, we will be failing them.
We seem to not be able to wait until we "send them off to college", even stopping at the culturally perfect "2 children" to do so..then we send them with a credit card, and they spend 4 years partying on our dimes…why would we expect more?
What an awesome post! I'm totally sharing this on facebook.
A very good post, Jessica. It's funny how some people just assume that every 20-something person is irresponsible and living just for themselves. I got married at 20, had my first baby at 21, my second one at 23 and my last one at age 27. No, I did not finish college, but my calling was to be a wife and then a mother. I am raising, to the very best of my ability, 3 wonderful children who are respectful of their elders and most of all, God-loving people! It scares me to think of how a lot of people live their lives and if my husband and I don't have a firm grip on our children, who knows what could happen to them? It is so important to know what is going on with your children, who they are hanging around with, what they are doing, etc…It's a fine line, though. I want my children to become independent people who knows the difference between right and wrong.
Well said & thanks to all of you!
Amber–if you could email me, I'd appreciate it–or allow me access to your blog…Thanks!