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  What Young People Say

Stephanie_Teeple@cable.comcast.com found the following written by a Columbine student, and we do not think our children are listening:

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses, but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellnes.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk to much, love to seldom, and hate to often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, but not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men and short character; steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more liesure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference.

Or just hit delete."

I had the honor of sharing with a High School class in Houston, Texas over the summer...these are just some of the comments from that class:

"What can i say... wow what you showed us yesterday was truly amazing.
Very interesting I can't remember the last time I actually had a guest
speaker that was actually interesting and not just there to tell us not
to do drugs. I hope you continue to be successful in your quest to help
people. Like you said belive and you will see. I do. I can't fully
explain how amazing hearing your stories were. thank you. A nd i hope to
see you again someday"
sincerely,armando (the music man spiky hair)

"Hey Jim...I liked your presentation the other day...it was
interesting...i liked it a lot...i wished that you would have come back today and
given us another speech...i thought that it was pretty fun...i hope
someday ill get to see you again...thank you for coming..."
Sincerely, Eddie Chen
(The Chinese kid sitting in the back)

"Dear Jim Eagle,
I thank you very much and I was very appreciative you came to visit
us and talked about your culural heritage. Also that your perscepion on
your culture was very interesting. Also that I enjoyed your lecture."
Sincerly, Jason Atabay