[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of June 6-12 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 375 - After Graduation—What Next?

[The speaker is Harvey Wood. The questioner is Robert McKinnon.]

Questioner: Time for graduation can be difficult for any young person. There are many considerations about the best path to a successful future, what job to take, just how one is going to lead the rest of his life. There's the consideration, too, of military service. To many, these things can be frustrating. It can be a difficult time in one's life.Speaker: The thing that's been the most helpful to me in overcoming such frustration and confusion is a willingness to look beyond immediate pressures to find myself spiritually. I think that the choice the graduate you speak of has to make is really a choice between viewing himself as a victim or a master of circumstances. That choice is in terms of how we view ourselves. If we view ourselves as material, then we're bound by the frustrations, fears, doubts, and limitations of material existence. But if we view man as spiritual, we have a basis for overcoming frustrations and doubts and finding the peace and direction that come from viewing man as spiritual. Knowing ourselves spiritually is what it amounts to.Questioner: I'm not sure just how a person would know himself spiritually, and what effect it would have on his life.

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