The decisions that we make in our youth have a big effect on our happiness in later life.
Although we make decisions throughout our lives, the ones that we make in our youth - often as rebellious teenagers, getting involved with alcohol, drugs, and the fantasy of 'true love' - are some of the most crucial of our lives.
Yet teenagers generally lack the spiritual and moral certainty that they need to make those decisions in their own best interests, and are confused even more by the information they receive through today's technologies. These influences are toxic to their well-being, destroying creative imagination, family life and relationships.
Living in this virtual world, young people come to believe that actions have no consequences, anything is possible and that it is weird to be polite and honest, enjoy spending time with your family and to believe in God. In that world, what is normal is taking drugs, swearing, parties and sex - all to be shared on social media.
Their rebellion is understandable, but the decisions they make do have consequences - which can affect the rest of their lives. In this talk we will show how someone can be a true rebel - a true individual - without the sex, drugs and parties. We will describe how young people can be masters of their own lives and make decisions based on their own criteria - not of their peers or even of their parents - laying the foundations for a happy and successful adult life.