What’s My Objective?

Bob: One in every of our objectives, as folks, is to create apparent, when the time comes, our teenagers are able to include interplay the duties that advance alongside with maturity. However Pete Hardesty says, in suppose to lift out that successfully, they need to include an even bigger figuring out concerning the which formulation and purpose of existence. Right here’s Pete.

Pete: I had a mentor in Virginia Seashore named Jack, who I would meet with constantly per week. He would put a requirement to me on the whole, “P.D., include you ever ever thought-about a hearse pulling a U-Haul®?” And I would reply, repeatedly, “No; I calm haven’t Jack.” It’s a typical demand; nevertheless small by small, it kind of made its formulation from my thoughts the full vogue all the way down to my coronary heart. He would relate/he would reply, “Surely, you haven’t; ‘On sage of naked you advance and naked you hasten.’ So that you higher determine out what points on this existence and provides your self wholeheartedly to it.”

Bob: Right here is FamilyLife At the present time for Wednesday, March 20th. Our hosts are Dave and Ann Wilson; I am Bob Lepine. Serving to our teenagers hasten into maturity is a certainly essential transition half. However the extra essential transition is the one who comes on the keep of existence. We’ll speak extra about that at the present time. Observe us.

And welcome to FamilyLife At the present time. Thanks for changing into a member of us. So increase out you apply this hashtag on social media—the #adulting?

Dave: I increase out no longer, Bob; nevertheless I’m going to.

Bob: So take care of Melissa right here—she—#Adulting: “The day sooner than at the present time was so most inspiring regardless that every body we did was clear and lift out errands. #Adulting” [Laughter] Right here’s but yet one more one: “What’s school you construct a requirement to? I’m in the intervening time consuming a total discipline of mac and cheese straight out of the pot that I cooked after which I’m taking a nap.” I don’t know that that’s adulting, nevertheless she hashtagged that as adulting.

However right here is one thing that has change right into a unique/kind of a unique phenomenon on this practice with teenagers, who—we repeatedly thought, when—I don’t know, within the extinct days, after they grew to change into 18 or then after they grew to change into 21/22, that they grew to change into adults. Now, it’s take care of we’re no longer certainly positive when any particular person turns into an grownup.

Ann: And I maintain—is that the phenomenon of the boomerang customized that our teenagers are coming help to our dwelling?

Bob: —as a result of they don’t know recommendations to know, and what to lift out, or the place to hasten?

Ann: Ethical.

Bob: Neatly, the purpose we’re talking about right here is as a result of we’ve purchased only a few guys changing into a member of us at the present time who include written a information generally known as Adulting 101. Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty be half of us. Pete, Josh—welcome to FamilyLife At the present time.

Josh: Thanks for having us.

Pete: Thanks so noteworthy.

Bob: Right here is one thing you guys are engaged with, certainly, in two numerous areas of existence; as a result of Pete—you give management to Youthful Existence® leaders all up and down the east waft. You’ve been animated with Youthful Existence for 2 a protracted time; acceptable?

Pete: Sure, a piece of over it. I went to my first Youthful Existence membership in 1989.

Bob: And Josh, you had been a volunteer chief, working with Pete for some time; acceptable?

Josh: Sure, for 4 years.

Bob: And now, you’re a Chick-fil-A® proprietor/operator. So that you’re working with a great deal of of us who’re pre-adulting; acceptable?

Josh: That is acceptable. They’re in that transitional half.

Bob: So how did the two of you advance collectively and relate, “You understand, we need to place our heads collectively and sort out this enviornment and again mothers and dads, and again teenagers, understand the realities of adulting”?

Josh: So while you occur to rewind the clock help to after I was at James Madison and Pete was my boss/my scenario director, he did a worthwhile job of preparing the scholars for existence after school. He would postpone us and impart us recommendations to grocery store—gave us a guidelines of existence information. I referred help to that information in these paperwork greater than another textbook that I had former over these 4 years in school. And over time, had the likelihood to half a few of that with my employees people that I had the totally different to worker. I repeatedly purchased certainly massive recommendations about how acceptable that was to their lives.

We mercurial ahead a piece of bit and a great deal of the dialogues that I certainly include with my employees had been round: “How increase out I need a car?” “How increase out I hasten out on my include?” “How increase out I price range successfully?” And these had been points that Pete helped impart us all all through the course of college. Sooner or later, I gave him a reputation and talked about, “Hey Pete, would you be drawn to writing a information?—as a result of I’m going to retract most of your enviornment fabric.” [Laughter]

Ann: Wow.

Pete: I discussed, “[Thinking about writing] right here and there; nevertheless no longer certainly.”

He talked about: “Neatly, I haven’t opened actually one in every of my school textbooks since I graduated that day.” However we did a piece of senior prep course, 4 or 5 weeks within the spring. He talked about: “I refer help to that stuff the full time. I maintain different of us might per likelihood maybe additionally postpone enjoyment on this.” Josh had shared it round Chick-fil-A—and a bunch of other proprietor/operators had taken their groups by means of it—and thought, “You understand, right here goes to be purposeful on an even bigger scale.”

Bob: Josh, you got here from a family that poured into you and helped derive you prepared for existence; nevertheless you stumbled on your self in school with a great deal of questions that they hadn’t crammed within the gaps for you with; acceptable?

Josh: So I maintain there’s a stability in that, the place my folks did a worthwhile job with me and my siblings, nevertheless there’s calm points that we postpone as an accurate—that we interact the subsequent era is conscious of by acceptable osmosis/by being round—that Pete was extremely intentional about showcasing and sharing with the leaders that he engaged with. And kind of marrying these two and bridging these two collectively has been certainly a big part of how Adulting 101 got here collectively.

Ann: Neatly, I take care of that; as a result of, as a mom, elevating three sons, I maintain I used to be attempting to current them instruments for existence that had been righteous; nevertheless genuinely, I maintain half of the time they weren’t even paying attention to me. You understand, they’re take care of, “No matter, Mom.” I don’t suppose it was necessary on the time; they thought “Oh, I certainly include a lot extra dwelling to lift out.” However I take care of that you just simply guys got here in, and in addition you’re at some extent the place of us/these teenagers try to be taught, they often need it. So that you’re certainly giving them again.

Pete: My mom, I maintain, is probably the most simple mom on earth and—nevertheless she’s Italian.

Ann: Wait; what does that imply?

Bob: —that she’s Italian? [Laughter]

Pete: Which means—successfully, sure—no; I take care of Italians. [Laughter]

Dave: She’s listening acceptable now. Proceed ahead.

Pete: Which means I’ve purchased to gaze what I relate now—that formulation that she likes to like everyone that comes within the dwelling. Have to you advance into our dwelling, it’s: “Sit down. What increase out you may wish to ought to bask in/drink?” You’re going to indulge in additional than you need to calm. I had by no formulation carried out a load of laundry after they dropped me off in school—ever in my existence. My folks certainly had been attempting to position me up for success within the subsequent stage—acceptable hadn’t shared with me a few of the extra righteous points.

So I don’t suppose it’s repeatedly a topic of “Finish folks care?” I maintain a great deal of of us care, nevertheless maybe don’t know exactly—or include the instruments to certainly place their teenagers up for success at that subsequent stage.

Dave: Sure; I’ll current you, at the same time as a dad—of course, my sons are grown now—nevertheless finding out your information, I noticed the full points I by no formulation did, as a dad. I imply, it was massive! It was take care of, “Oh, sure; here’s a toolbox for folks—not to mention different of us take care of yourselves—to pour into their lives.”

I bear in mind one time my coronary heart son was using help to varsity. I walked within the kitchen. Ann is on the cell phone; he has a flat tire—I will likely be succesful to discern all of this. Right here’s what Ann says—acceptable?—“Oh honey, acceptable sit down there. We’re calling AAA. They’ll be out’ they’re going to alternate the tire.” I truly hasten, “Give me that cell phone!” [Laughter]  She’s take care of, “What?” “Give me that cell phone!” I seize it and hasten “Austin, what’s occurring?” “I’m on the facet of the avenue.” I hasten, “We’re going to alternate this tire collectively.”

Ann: I’m arguing; as a result of I’m take care of: “Right here is dangerous. [Laughter] He shouldn’t be doing that.”

Dave: And I’m pushing her out of the formulation; and I noticed in that second: “Oh my gosh! I’ve by no formulation taught my son recommendations to alternate a tire,”—which I need to calm include carried out—that’s a typical existence talent, which I did there, over the cell phone. We went all through the handbook—we stumbled on it—he modified it. You understand, by the keep of the aspect, he is take care of, “Dad, that was edifying”; acceptable?

Subsequent aspect I increase out—you already know what I did? I truly walked out of the kitchen: “Cody!”—as a result of I calm had one at dwelling—“The construct are you?!” “What?” “We’re altering a tire.” “What? I don’t include a flat tire.” “We’re altering a tire acceptable now within the driveway,”—attempting to again him develop into an grownup.

I believed, “Man, this information is a priceless machine to again of us increase out that.” Occupy you ever thought-about that occur?—of us postpone it and launch the usage of it in long-established existence abilities?

Pete: Dave, you already know what? I’ve heard from a great deal of dads, taking little children by means of—and mothers, taking their little children by means of this information—as a springboard—

Ann: Wow.

Pete: —as a result of they’ve a great deal of points they’re making an attempt to coach; on the other hand it’s onerous while you occur to don’t include a observe to traipse on. And this doesn’t include all the things. There’s no longer a silver bullet—acceptable?—to teach of us, on the other hand it’s a acceptable observe to launch up with; as a result of each father or mom would convey one thing ordinary to the desk that will per likelihood maybe additionally no longer be within the information.

It goes by means of, topically, some certainly massive factors that they maybe might per likelihood maybe additionally wade through. I do know that there’s numerous folks taking their teenagers by means of it per week—they acceptable learn a chapter; after which, they kind of sit down down and derive to include some time and hasten over it. They increase another stuff to the desk that’s maybe no longer included within the information.

Bob: So we’re talking about laundry and flat tires—[Laughter]—and these are actually not insignificant factors—these existence talent factors. Is that the place nearly all of the gaps are with the teenagers that you just simply guys are working with?—is it in long-established existence abilities? Or are there numerous factors the place the gaps are that they need to calm be able to completely clutch as adults?

Josh: Each specific individual goes to be a piece of numerous in what their desires are, and recommendations to easiest clutch with them, and what’s kind of subsequent. Hopefully, what this information furthermore does, other than to providing information, helps them discern a piece of bit higher in existence.

We kind of supply, in Adulting 101, along with your purpose: “What’s the larger picture? What’s over-arching themes in your existence?” And all the things past that’s going to be very tactical—it’s going to be the how-tos in existence. It’s going to be the nuts and bolts of recommendations to be a acceptable functioning grownup. It was written in a association that was intentional—that anyone might per likelihood maybe additionally need it up, with out reference to perception place, and right here is acceptable information to them.

Bob: Finish you deem that the everyday 22-year-extinct at the present time doesn’t include a notion of what their purpose is or the place they need to calm be investing their lives?

Pete: Bob, that’s this sort of acceptable demand. I had a mentor in Virginia Seashore named Jack, who I would meet with constantly per week. He would put a requirement to me on the whole, “P.D., include you ever ever thought-about a hearse pulling a U-Haul?” And I would reply, repeatedly, “No; I calm haven’t Jack.” It’s a typical demand; nevertheless small by small, it kind of made its formulation from my thoughts the full vogue all the way down to my coronary heart. He would reply: “Surely, you haven’t; ‘On sage of naked you advance, and naked you hasten.’ So that you higher determine out what points on this existence and provides your self wholeheartedly to it.” And that has rung in my existence.

Did I do know what certainly mattered after I was 22?—I’m no longer positive—nevertheless I maintain that folk matter. And I do know that that’s kind of the place our poke started—is we need our lives to matter. Everybody’s existence does matter; nevertheless we should always at all times determine out: “What certainly stands the check out of time? What echoes in eternity?”—we’d relate. I maintain that’s the place we launch up. On sage of if we certainly don’t know what our existence’s about or what our purpose of our existence, it practically doesn’t matter if we are able to increase out a few of the righteous stuff—take care of increase out our laundry or alternate a tire—that we maybe hasten over within the course of the keep of the information or within the 2nd half.

Ann: So while you occur to are talking to a typical mom, and he or she’s elevating teenagers—whether or not she’s a single mom or she’s married: “What would you uncover her to current a child purpose—to be talking into their existence, their identification, their future—how would she hasten about that?”

Pete: The primary aspect that includes thoughts, Ann, is 2 Corinthians 4, on the keep of the chapter; and that’s the place we launch up—that’s the place Josh and I started—is to position our thoughts on the problems which might be unseen—the problems that stand the check out of time.

If we advance from nothing, and we’re going to nothing, wager what we include in between?—nothing. However once we got here from one thing—and we had been created with which formulation, purpose, and significance—and after we die, there’s an area that we hasten alongside with which formulation, purpose, and significance, wager what we include in between? If we advance from one thing and we hasten to one thing, we include all the things in between.

So I maintain, if any particular person doesn’t know their purpose for his or her existence or that within the occasion that they’ve any purpose, that’s going to be no longer simple to certainly certainly be a hit in existence.

Bob: I certainly include stumbled on myself, repeatedly all another time, sitting down with youthful of us, who’re wrestling with this enviornment of: “What’s my purpose?” I’ve talked about: “You understand,

Ephesians 2: 10 says, ‘We’re God’s workmanship. We’re created for acceptable works, which He prepared beforehand that we should calm stroll in them.’ So God has a purpose for you. He created you to satisfy that purpose. What we’re attempting to lift out, collectively right here, is determine out: ‘What’s that purpose that God made you for?’ in order that you just simply is generally a piece of His kingdom work.” That is on the whole a onerous poke for an adolescent to be on.

I’ve on the whole talked about, “Barely than attempting to lift out it take care of a luxuriate in hunt, the place you acceptable are consumed with attempting to look out that almost all inspiring station, acceptable launch up doing a piece of points and gaze the place God blesses and the place there’s need launched into your existence,”—to relate to an adolescent: “Trustworthy derive out and reside existence,” and “Have to you launch as a lot as peek (a) ‘I maintain alive after I increase out this’ and (b) ‘Folks acknowledge successfully after I increase out this, and it’s environment friendly,’ then acceptable stop in that lane and gaze it blossom for you.”

A bunch of teenagers, I maintain, derive petrified attempting to zero in on “What’s the enlighten aspect God has for me?” they often’re suspending existence until they’ve it discovered. The vogue you determine it out is you increase out existence and in addition you be taught: “Okay; it’s no longer this. God doesn’t include this for me, as a result of I’m no longer acceptable at it,” or “…of us don’t acknowledge to it,” or “…I don’t take care of it.” And then you definitely definately hasten, “However I increase out take care of this,” and it’s within the doing of existence that this begins to change into apparent to you.

Josh: I maintain right here is the distinction between preparation and planning. As I peek help throughout my existence—and the full points that I had deliberate out that I wanted to peek advance to fruition that didn’t—and the identification that I had wrapped up on this stuff was overwhelmed; as a result of I didn’t hasten to the faculty that I wanted to hasten to, and that modified the trajectory of my existence. I didn’t derive the job I wanted to acceptable after school furthermore modified who I’m at the present time. I had the totally different to arrange successfully for no matter might per likelihood maybe additionally lie ahead; nevertheless each notion that I’ve ever put in house, it appears take care of God has laughed at me and has shifted me a varied path.

To be succesful to your level, it’s all about intriguing ahead and doing one thing, and preparing probably the most simple that you just simply might per likelihood moreover for the stage of existence you’re in versus planning out “What’s my existence purpose?” on an excellent attempting share of paper and shining what that appears take care of at 22. I maintain it’s a protracted far more of a poke—it’s a protracted far more of “How increase out I put together successfully within the season that I’m in for the lengthy traipse?”

Bob: Sure; our folks/our grandparents thought, “After I graduate,” or “After I derive within the group, then I’ll derive the job that I’ll be in for 30 or 40 years.” Neatly, that’s no longer the actual fact for our teenagers at the present time, who shall be in ten numerous jobs sooner than they retire—which doesn’t create the extinct formulation acceptable or spoiled or this association acceptable or spoiled—it’s acceptable the actual fact that: “You’ve purchased a great deal of time to decide on out what your purpose is. Trustworthy launch up doing a piece of points.”

Pete: We relate: “Everyone knows God’s will in your existence,” and “Everyone knows the purpose in your existence, in a typical sense. After which, significantly, you’ll flesh that out a piece of in another way.” The purpose of everybody’s existence is to take care of God and to take care of of us—that’s for every human on this planet. We furthermore know God’s will in your existence; as a result of, within the Bible, numerous locations it says, “Right here is God’s will for you…”; so we are able to seize these, and produce collectively them, and include a guidelines.

However then, it begins: “Occupation totally different,” or “What are you going to fundamental in?” “What are you going to lift out after school?” “You going to hasten for a spot 12 months?” “Are you going to hasten poke after?” All a great deal of these questions launch as a lot as be ones that you just simply, certainly, launch as a lot as determine that out for your self. I furthermore deem we are able to’t mess it up; as a result of if I’ll per likelihood maybe even include messed it up, I already would include. I’ve made some sad decisions in my existence. That doesn’t imply we are able to’t create unpleasant decisions with very unpleasant penalties—I’m no longer asserting that.

Ann: Nevertheless it’s reassuring that it’s by no formulation too gradual.

Pete: It’s by no formulation too gradual; as a result of take into sage it: “If I’d chosen the spoiled school—that God had this most inspiring school for me to place off—that was the one I used to be speculated to satisfy my spouse at—nevertheless I hasten to a varied school. I meet a varied gal and derive married. Am I going to include a 2nd-simplest spouse? What if I certainly include teenagers with that spouse?—2nd-simplest teenagers? That’s no longer how God works.

So I do know we are able to include that safety that we are able to’t mess up God’s will for our existence, certainly. We will win a association to create acceptable decisions/unpleasant decisions, acceptable judgements/unpleasant judgements; nevertheless we are able to connect onto that—that He’s going to peek us by means of and He’s standing over time. You’d even be in a station, the place you’ve thought, “I made a decision I will likely be succesful to’t rally help from,” and that’s no longer acceptable.

Bob: Neatly, and I’ve urged my teenagers over time—I discussed: “You’ve got obtained two types of decisions you create. You create acceptable decisions, in any other case you create decisions that invite finding out options for you. [Laughter]

Ann: That’s acceptable.

Bob: “These are the two; in order quickly as you create a decision, on the keep of it, you both hasten: ‘That was a acceptable decision,’ or ‘I will likely be succesful to be taught one thing from the decision I acceptable made.’ At the moment, each decision is redeemable in God’s purpose so that you just simply can develop and amplify.” And your teenagers need these.

Actually, sooner than your teenagers graduate, they need to calm be making some decisions which might be finding out decisions, under your supervision; so that you’re there to teach them and again them in order that they be taught, no longer acceptable recommendations to alternate a tire, nevertheless they be taught recommendations to deal with failure. They be taught recommendations to deal with discouragement. They derive some finding out out of that; acceptable?

Dave: Sure; that very thought created many fights in our dwelling.

Ann: I used to be acceptable going to relate that—take care of this was a stress level.

Dave: We’re going to include a battle acceptable now about it. [Laughter] No; we’d battle about that; as a result of I used to be the dad, asserting: “I need them to create unpleasant decisions. They’re going to create unpleasant decisions.”

Ann: You didn’t need them to, nevertheless you had been animated to peek—

Dave: No; I wanted them to. Search, there might per likelihood be the battle. [Laughter] I’m take care of, “I try to be a piece of serving to them need up the damaged items.”

Bob: You’re a realist—you already know they’re going to create unpleasant decisions.

Dave: Sure; I imply, they’re going to lift out it later. They’re going to be accessible, and we’re no longer going to be round. All another time, I don’t try to control it; nevertheless I wanted to be part of the poke as they devise unpleasant decisions—to be there and relate: “Okay;”—it’s Adulting 101—it’s take care of, “Okay; how will we modify into adults within the hole whereas they’re calm right here?”

Bob: Neatly, and Ann, I maintain the purpose for folk listening at the present time is: “As you’re elevating teenagers, you need them so that you just simply might per likelihood maybe grownup early.

Ann: Sure.

Bob: “You’d like to include them so that you just simply might per likelihood maybe embody existence and to manage existence successfully. And to lift out that, you’ve purchased to be engaged and animated, as a father or mom, and in addition that you just simply might per likelihood moreover’t acceptable be casual about this. Even probably the most simple father or mom, who does probably the most simple job—there’s calm going to be gaps in what you increase out—nevertheless derive within the sport and be as proactive as that you just simply’ll wish to even be.”

Ann: Sure; I’ll per likelihood maybe even bear in mind—I take care of that you just simply guys are talking about this; as a result of as a 2nd grader—I used to be eight years extinct, didn’t hasten to church, had no church background—nevertheless I’ll per likelihood maybe even bear in mind asserting, “God, why was I positioned on this earth?”—and that’s youthful. I bear in mind asserting that to my 85-year-extinct dad, at one level. I discussed “Dad, increase out you bear in mind the primary time you thought, ‘Why was I positioned on this earth?’” And he talked about, “I’ve by no formulation had that idea in my total existence, and I’m 85 years extinct.”

Bob: Wow.

Ann: However as a result of that was burning in my coronary heart, I bear in mind laying down with our boys, after that they had been small, and I would relate points take care of, “I will likely be succesful to’t wait to peek what God has for you.” They’d be—this was small—they often would relate, “Is it a display?” I discussed: “Salvage of; as a result of as quickly as you peek what God put in you—in your gives, and your skills, and passions—it is miles take care of a display since you—as quickly as you increase out one thing in some unspecified time sooner or later/as quickly as you increase out it—you deem, ‘That is why I used to be positioned on this earth.’” I’m positive there are a lot of numerous points—to peek them, now, as grownup males—on the other hand it purchased them to launch up having a peek for what God had for them.

Dave: It is inspiring. Ann is so far earlier than me on this complete aspect—2nd grade; certainly?—I used to be 18. I will likely be succesful to current you the place I used to be sitting the day a coach learn

Matthew 22—when the trainer got here to Jesus—that’s what you had been referring to—and talked about, “What’s the biggest commandment?” I’ll learn it to you—it’s acceptable right here. Jesus says: “You shall take care of the Lord your God with all of your coronary heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your thoughts. Right here is the large and first commandment.” You noticed He’s carried out; after which He says: “And the 2nd is take care of it; you shall care in your neighbor as your self. On these two commandments rely the full regulation and the prophets.”

I bear in mind sitting there, pondering: “It doesn’t matter what I increase out, vocationally; I’ve purchased to lift out that no matter I increase out. That’s my purpose—now, what does that peek take care of?”

Bob: For mothers and dads to be engaged with their teenagers round that very enviornment is extreme, and in addition you guys include offered again for us in that job with the information you’ve written generally known as Adulting 101: #Wisdom4Life. Right here is no longer acceptable a information for a father or mom to need and depart on their youthful grownup’s mattress. Right here is a big information for folks to wade through, chapter by chapter, with a excessive school pupil or with a school pupil sooner than you’re able to supply out them into maturity. Stroll by means of this with them and acceptable relate “I acceptable try to create positive you’re contented in all of those areas or peek if there’s the relief I ought to again you to with.”

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Now, we’ve purchased the President of FamilyLife, David Robbins, changing into a member of us. He’s purchased some ideas on this enviornment of adulting; acceptable David?

David: That’s acceptable. You understand, Bob, sooner than coming to FamilyLife, Meg and I labored with 20-somethings in Contemporary York Metropolis. And on the whole we described what we did as re-parenting and serving to 20-somethings develop into maturity. As we labored with many pushed millennials, who had been attempting to create it in this sort of ruthless metropolis and discovering their existence’s purpose and house, we on the whole reminded them of three core callings each follower of Jesus had, it is miles no longer certainly essential what stage of existence you’re in.

One, day by day orienting your existence to a moment-by-moment relationship with God. It brings so noteworthy glory to Him after we increase out that.

Quantity two, God has in the intervening time given us a handful of of us that you just simply had been meant to pursue and take care of take care of Jesus cherished. To care in your neighbors, that God has put round you acceptable now in your existence, certainly glorifies Him so noteworthy.

And within the kill, God has given us the hole that we reside; and “How can we pursue the final acceptable of the of us within the hole that He’s put us?”

One in every of many most simple recommendations to again teenagers grownup successfully and develop into “What’s subsequent of their existence?” is to again them know what it appears private to “reside take care of Jesus” acceptable the place they’re.

Bob: That’s acceptable. Thanks.

I hope our listeners could be half of us help the subsequent day. We’re going to proceed the dialog. We’re going to suppose about how mothers and dads can proceed to include an actual healthful relationship with their teenagers as these teenagers hasten right into a unique part of existence into independence. I hope that you just simply’ll wish to even be half of us for that.

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