Signs of the Times

The Observer

The Reverend Stanley E. Wiley
of the Farmingdale Methodist Church
in a guest editorial of The Observer
Massapequa Park, New York

As we begin a new year ... it is a good time for us to re-evaluate the goals of our lives. ...

We are, to be sure, living in an age of effortlessness, where we are seldom challenged to do anything that requires extraordinary human initiative. Sociologist, David Riesman of Harvard University, has pointed out that the natural environment no longer forces us to struggle. So, most of us have to set deadlines and create situations in which we can exert ourselves and apply our skill. ...

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