It is a difficult time, in western society, for boys to grow into men.
Until the industrial revolution, boys were held in the community and the community jointly helped them become men. Most societies provided rituals that marked the end of boyhood and the entry into manhood.
In these times, everything is new. There are few traditions to guide growth. And there are new distractions. Many children do not receive any guidance in developing their spiritual selves and our world provides them with many challenges to face – violence, hatred, judgement, unbridled consumerism.
Young men, looking for their purpose, their souls, are moving to violence. Elders are not integrated into the everyday life of our communities.
How do we change this?