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Title New frontiers for American youth
Subject Social ethics; Social problems
Description Fourth annual Frederick William Reynolds memorial lecture.
Creator Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953.
Publisher The Extension division, University of Utah
Date 1939-11-29
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,596
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.30 no.6
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "New frontiers for American youth," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
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Description C. W. ELIOT'S ADVICE TO YOUTH 11 ing, insurance, real estate, consumer cooperatives, and many others yet to come. Most of these vocations are, of course, not new frontiers. Newness lies in the fact of ever greater demand for a high degree of training, which tends to make them professions. There is much that the individual youth can do for himself in addition to any assistance he may receive from social agencies. Many vocations can be learned in a brief time on the job by youth who are intelligent, dependable, fairly well educated, and willing to work. Even simple, non-technical employment may become interesting and satisfying if undertaken with emphasis upon the social ends it is made to serve, and with pride in good workmanship. Economic independence, and a fair standard of living, are, of course, important. These, however, are the rewards of rendering efficient service, and should not be claimed by normal adults on any other grounds. After all it is not so much the particular vocation chosen that makes for success in life as it is the spirit in which the vocation is practiced. This applies not only to vocations but also to the duties of citizenship and every other aspect of the complex life of modern men. On this point I quote the very significant advice of Charles W. Eliot, for forty years president of Harvard University and after his retirement as president, seventeen years an active leader of thought in America, one who lived more than four score and ten years and whose mind remained plastic to the end. Out of his wealth of experience he had this to say a short time before his death: "If I had the opportunity to say a final word to all the young people of America, it would be this: Don't think too much about yourselves. Try to cultivate the habit of thinking of others; this will reward you. Nourish your minds by good reading, constant reading. Discover what your life work is, work in which you can be happiest. Be unafraid in all things when you know you are in the right. "America must cling to ideals and promote them. Selfishness is no less fatal to national than to individual fulfillment. "The minute you begin to think of yourself only you are in a bad way. You cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. And so with the nation. If we remain in purse-proud isolation we may be secure, but that security will be purchased at the cost of our souls. America must take the responsibility vested in her nature and be a partner, not a patron of all the world. "Selfishness always brings its own revenge. It cannot be escaped. "Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful, and happy in their usefulness." The Newer Ideals of Business and Vocations A poet-humorist once said, "I am not willing to admit that 2 and 2 make 4 until I know what use is going to be made of it." Seriously speaking, it is evident to all thinking people that possession of wealth
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Source Original Manuscript: New frontiers for American youth, by Milton Bennion.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
ID 319877
Reference URL