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March 25, 2010

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Chaya

Koni,your effort to reach out to people is amazing. I agree that mentors can have a huge impact in our lives. I have mentors for work, family issues, marriage, child-rearing. Wisdom and empathy can be imparted by people of all ages.
I think another issue to this tragedy is our society's grappling with the meaning and purpose in life. Why are we here? Do I make a difference? Often,the messages transmitted are about the randomness of it all.
Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search For Meaning" addressed this issue in his observation of Holocaust survivors, in observing what made some survive the death camps and others not.
I think students are especially vulnerable at this time of their lives, struggling to make sense of it all.

Margaret Banford

This is beautiful.

Thank you for reaching out. Thank you for trying to be there when so many others don't bother.

sincerely, Margaret

Erica Z

Thanks for this beautiful post.

Having a mentor is essential for everyone, regardless of age. Sometimes we get so stuck in ourselves and our own perspective. We can become trapped in our own little world. We need someone outside of ourselves to give us an objective viewpoint, who we can talk to, who can encourage us, comfort us, and push us to be better.

If everyone had a mentor, I think a lot of depression and even suicides would be avoided.

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