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[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of January 3-9 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 850 stations. This one of the weekly programs prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]
RADIO PROGRAM No. 92 - High School Students and Motivation
INTERVIEWER: The young person's need for a goal that really has meaning and purpose was brought out sometime ago by Dr. Leo K. Bishop, minister and educator, as quoted in "Vital Speeches of the Day" (November 15, 1961). He said, "How desperately young people need to be anchored to something that is greater than self, something to which they can give loyalty, something which is worthy of a lifetime of devotion." Dr. Bishop goes on to say that what the voting person needs is a built-in chart or compass to guide him. What I'd like to ask you is this: Is there a way that we can help our young people find a chart or compass that leads to worthwhile goals?
SPEAKER: Yes, there certainly is. I would say the answer lies in helping a young person to find satisfying answers to his deepest questions. Most young people sooner or later begin to wonder: "What's life all about anyway? What am I supposed to do with my life?" They find the answer to those questions in an understanding of their relationship to God.
When a student learns to understand himself in terms of his relationship to God, he gains a stronger sense of identity, a stronger sense of motivation. In other words, he has that built-in chart or compass we were talking about.
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