Pos­i­tive ap­proach

Pakistan Observer - - OPIN­ION - BUSHRA MEHBOOB

When I was teach­ing at school, there was vir­tu­ally no in­struc­tion given to stu­dents on the dan­gers and con­se­quences of crime and drug use. Schools should in­tro­duce cour­ses that give clear ev­i­dence of phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal harm to users of such things, and the dev­as­ta­tion it can cause to fam­i­lies and oth­ers.

But the young also need to hear the ad­van­tages of a whole­some life. The main thing young peo­ple lack these days is a sense of pur­pose. As Pres­i­dent Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your coun­try can do for you. Ask what you can do for your coun­try.” Stu­dents should be shown what suf­fer­ing and need there is in world and what they can do to help. Give them a pur­pose to help suf­fer­ing peo­ple and serve their com­mu­nity. The com­mon hu­man­ity that dwells in ev­ery­one would prompt him or her to re­spond and keep away from such vices. — Via email

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