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Young people and their direction

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BTB_Young_peopleFrom Lose Friends Radio comes this segment called ‘Young people and their direction’, narrated as an excerpt from one of Jonar’s books. You can read the transcript below, or listen to the original broadcast by clicking on the green play button: [audio:BTB_51_Young_people.mp3]

From the Lose Friends series, here is what Jonar Nader has written about: YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR DIRECTION

Don’t ask young people, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Instead, we should ask, ‘How would you like to live as you grow up?’ We need to encourage young people to decide on a lifestyle and a set of values, instead of forcing them to make a decision about a profession.

My advice to students is: You need to become the best student you can be — not so that you attain good marks, but so that you can start practising what excellence means. Ignore the marks. They do not matter. What matters is your ability to engage in your studies. The day you plough through your assignment merely because you want to pass, is the day you fail the subject.

For information about Jonar’s books, please visit the official website www.LoseFriends.com

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