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ERIC Number: ED015053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 7
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OPENING OF CONFERENCE. NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D. C.
FREEMAN, ORVILLE L.
AMERICAN YOUTH HAVE ALWAYS HARBORED DISCONTENT WITH THE STATUS QUO. HOWEVER, IN THIS GENERATION TOO OFTEN HEALTHY DISCONTENT GIVES WAY TO DISENCHANTMENT AND SICK DESPAIR, AND THERE IS AMPLE REASON FOR YOUTH TO BE DISCONTENTED WITH OUR SOCIETY, WHEN WE ARE UNABLE TO MOBILIZE OUR VAST CAPACITIES TO MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS. SOME OF THESE CAPACITIES INCLUDE--EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, SURPLUSES OF FOOD, AND AMPLE MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL FACILITIES. SOCIETY HAS FAILED TO GIVE YOUTH THE NEEDED INSPIRATION TO FORESTALL THIS DISENCHANTMENT BECAUSE TOO MANY AMERICANS ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME DEGRADING OUR OWN COUNTRY, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS MADE MORE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS THAN ANY ONE COUNTRY IN ALL THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF AMERICA SHOULD REMAIN DISCONTENTED BUT SHOULD NOT LOSE THEIR FAITH OR PERSPECTIVE IN THE FUTURE. THEIR CHALLENGE IS TO BUILD ON WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST AND NOT DESTROY THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR PAST GENERATIONS. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D. C., SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, INTERIOR, AND LABOR, OEO, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON YOUTH OPPORTUNITY. (ES)
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