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Haile Selassie I’s Wisdom for the Youth

“Our youth must be steadfast and take advantage of the benefits of modern civilization. Do not fall prey to idleness for it shall be a curse to you and to succeeding generations. You must set yourselves us as examples of determination and hard work. Plan your time and use both your physical and mental powers purposefully and productively.”

~Haile Selassie I

It is often said that the youth are the future of a nation. Indeed, the power and potential of the youth are immeasurable. Our youth possess the ability to shape the future and realize the dreams of the present for all generations to come. This is why it is so important for our youth to be equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in life and make their mark in history.

Perhaps one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of any young person is the use of modern civilization. Whether it’s the internet, advanced technology, or the many various resources available to us in the modern world, these tools are an excellent way for our youth to further their education and stay abreast of world developments. Ignorance is not an option in the modern world and our youth must take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to them.

At the same time, it is also important to recognize the dangers of idleness. All too often, idle hands are the devil’s playground. When our youth lack direction and purpose, it can be all too easy for them to become distracted from their goals and fall into a state of apathy. Therefore, it is essential for our youth to be steadfast in their efforts and use their time and energy productively, with a clear plan in mind. They must be role models for others and demonstrate that hard work and determination are the key to success.

The words of Haile Selassie I serve as reminders for all of us that our youth must be empowered to live up to their potential. They must be willing to take charge of their own destinies and face the world prepared with knowledge, determination, and hard work. Only then, can they leave their mark on the world and pave the way for the generations to come.

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