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Feckless Youth is Not a New Problem

I see a lot of young men and boys who seem to be having trouble getting engaged in the world these days. They have a lot competing for the time, like video games, sex and drugs, and a lot of things keeping them from getting engaged like high unemployment, and the risk of failure. As this 1802 Allegorical Map demonstrates, youth alienation is not a new thing. It was thought that if youth could avoid dissipation island, and spend a bit of time on penance island, they could chart their course for new lands, happiness, and success with the help of this map. I suppose this is coaching at it’s best in Napoleonic Times.

 

 

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