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Young People's Values

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  • Author: Jim Wallis is a best-selling author, ordained pastor, public theologian, speaker, activist and international commentator on ethics and public life.
  • Updated: 02/12/2008

The problem is not that the young people haven't learned our values; it's that they have. They can see beneath our social and religious platitudes to what we care about most. Our great cultural message comes through loud and clear: It is an affluent lifestyle that counts for success and happiness.  

Yet we sometimes seem startled when the young really take our consumer values to heart and lose their hearts in the process.

-- Jim Wallis from God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, as quoted in The Steward Living in Covenant by Ronald E. Vallet.

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