A College Student Writes

Youth and immortality

Young people in high school and college are often seized with the false fear that the energy, well-being, and winsome qualities of youth are only a passing phase of life and that life itself is mortal. Mortal belief tells them that their vitality is inherent in their physical bodies, which can confer numerous fleeting pleasures they must enjoy while they can.

Feeling self-existent and self-sufficient, young people are tempted to sit back and enjoy their youth until the unthinkable day when, youth having been lost, they are forced to reexamine their concept of existence. How much better it would be to follow the advice of the book of Ecclesiastes, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them"! Eccl. 12:1;

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