April 4 - What Does This World Need?

What Does This World Need?

WHAT DOES THIS WORLD NEED?

This world needs TEENS...(and I could add women and men)

  • Who cannot be bought;
  • Whose word is their bond;
  • Who will put character above gaining wealth;
  • Who possess strong opinions and a strong will;
  • Who are larger than their chosen vocations;
  • Who do not hesitate to take chances;
  • Who will not lose their individuality while in a crowd;
  • Who will be as honest in the little things as in the great things;
  • Who will not make compromises with what is wrong;
  • Whose ambitions are to be confined to only their own selfish desires;
  • Who will not say they are doing it "because everybody else is doing it";
  • Who are true to their friends through good and bad; in another's adversity and difficulties as well as when they prosper;
  • Who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, cheating, compromise and hardheadedness are the best life qualities for becoming successful;
  • Who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth even when it is unpopular;
  • Who will say "NO" and mean it when the rest of the world is saying "yes!"

                                               (Source: Ted Engstrom, modified & expanded)

"The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war..." (Ecclesiastes 9:17-18)!