Meet one of my students. She lays it out with the above photo and the following caption:
"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
Perusing my Instagram feed yesterday led to a simple reminder of an old discovery: our youth have a tough job. They are faced with conflicting signals about morality, connection, Internet usage, identity, and freedom. School, home, and privacy are so incredibly different in the life of a teenager. They are sitting on a rocket that is tied down by obnoxious rules and traditions.
They are sitting on a rocket that they must cut loose.
You won’t tell if I hand them the cutters will you?
Once our youth realize that they are the conversion factors—that they are the agents of truth—then they are liberated.
And so are we.