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Youth have an important advantage over their older peers. While older people spend much time deliberating over the merits and demerits of ideas, it is the young people that are driven to concrete action.

The Secret to Staying Young

The Secret to Staying Young

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The Secret to Staying Young

Youth have an important advantage over their older peers. While older people spend much time deliberating over the merits and demerits of ideas, it is the young people that are driven to concrete action.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Action; Deed, Youth, Shelichut
The Secret to Staying Young
Disc 150, Program 599

Event Date: 12 Tammuz 5714 - July 13, 1954

Youth have an important advantage over their older peers. While older people spend much time deliberating over the merits and demerits of ideas, it is the young people that are driven to concrete action.

This is particularly relevant in our times, when action is what is needed most. Fortunately, the advantages of youthfulness are not limited to the young. Every person of any age has the ability to tap into his “inner youth” and use it to fulfil his G‑dly mission at any stage of life.

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Anonymous March 3, 2016

This talk was very inspiring , I was thinking like a "senior citizen" already though I still many years ahead of me.
Some real senior citizens I saw at a park were acting younger than I , which made me smile. It also reminded me of this message from the Rebbe.
We remain "young" souls so long as we are aware that we each have a mission to complete while we're here.
Thank you Chabad.org for spreading the Chassidic spirit, igniting our spirit. Reply

haim Israel March 2, 2016

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Tommy Perry Houston, Texas March 1, 2016

I think to stay young, one must keep company with young people. Reply

Bill Wells Louisville, Ky March 1, 2016

Concrete action in an e-spiritual world: The Mover and the Movement? The disciplining of how and then why we are able to think, become consciousness of our consciousness requires a certain mental seasoning for lack of better words. To suggest that "concrete action" is not attached to "older people" misses how even as we age, the challenge to know when to release a question. Perhaps one that might point to a great wrong that is occurring, such as indicated in the story shared in this message. If letters or emails are being set aside for "later", when will enough accrue to realize a "now"? For if one will examine the message, the messenger along with context with content, then it seems a greater chance for illumination occurs, so above, so below, simultaneously. If the Godly mission is one of realizing peace across countries, to realize and improve our understanding of the garden, while being denied access to resources because one is perceived as "different", then at what point can reconciliation occur? Linear thinking does not equal spiritual light! Reply

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