Fathers (Summer Edition)
I heard of a true story of an over populated area of elephants in the South African Kruger National Park. To remedy the problem it was decided to relocate some of the elephants to another African reserve. During the move it was discovered that transporting the females and youth were easier to move than the large bulls. So to expedite the project the they were only moved. After a few years the juvenile males started to kill and wreak havoc with the other animals in the park.
After much research, it was proposed that the problem could be the absents of the mature bulls. They flew in the bulls hoping they would be role models to counteract the bizarre and violent behavior. In a short time the younger males started following the examples of the older males, ending the chaos.
Fathers, just like the juvenile elephants, our youth follow and learn how to live from us. Let's be mature by showing and guiding them to be people of good character. Our future is destined on how well we inspire the next generation.
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