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Adolescent Rites of Passage - Something of Monumental Importance Has Been Lost

Building Personal Strength

Louise Carus Mahdi, et al (1996); and From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age , by Bret Stephenson (2006). Modern adolescents feel the same powerful need to break away from childhood, prove themselves, find their identity, and be acknowledged by and accepted into the adult community. In other words, I was involved in a process that helped me develop personal strengths that would help me throughout my life and careers -and be recognized for doing so!