[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of September 7–9 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 23 - How Young People Can Find Identity

HOST: In many parts of the world, schools and colleges will soon be thronged with young people returning to their studies. These young people will hear a lot about making the most of their opportunities. And they'll be searching for a satisfying sense of identity.

Some of the challenges involved in this search were described by Dorothy Barclay in The New York Times. She said: "The exposure to new ways and ideas, new expectations and values, in some instances creates pressures too powerful to handle. In such cases a youngster feels real confusion and loss. He doesn't know who he is, or what he wants." She goes on: "After years of accepting the 'rightness' of themselves and their opinions, these youngsters are abruptly faced with the job of questioning everything: 'Whom am I?' 'What am I?' 'What do I honestly believe in?' 'What do I really want and want to be?' "

How do you think young people can gain a sense of identity?

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