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Note To Teens: YOU ARE NEEDED!

Note To Teens: YOU ARE NEEDED!
Posted March 19th, 2013 @ 9:52am

Came across this little ditty which has gone viral.  John Tapene, principal of Northland College offers these words from a judge who regularly deals with kids...

"We always hear this from teenagers, 'What can we do, where can we go?'"

"My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you're finished, read a book.  Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.

"The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something.  You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again.  In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dreamworld and develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Start behaving like a responsible person.  You are important and you are needed.  It's too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!"

(After you read this, pass it on to YOU KNOW WHO) (photo from

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