"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not by strength but by perseverance."
- H. Jackson Brown
Youth like the stream flow on, the adults who sometimes may be perceived as rocks, do need to give way. Young people have vitality and dreams; the role of mentors is to be enablers, and to appreciate the song of the stream. Dreams like good wine must be appreciated, and the youth dream must be lived.
Young people will express themselves, when given an open canvass, whether to follow their passion or to innovate a new way of life. Creativity must not be stifled, the mentors must give every opportunity to challenge themselves and once the stream flows on to form the river the change will happen.
The youth will lead us to a better world, and history is replete with examples. Most warriors, sport persons, innovators... have all been in the young years of 14 to 25, we must thus ensure we offer the most positive impetus to equip them for life, and encourage them to participate in outward bound activities, community service, sports and develop skills.