I have noticed people who are directed by their mentors to not involve themselves with things that will not benefit them in a socially progressive fashion. This is more true for young people who tend to be motivated by trends. I have seen the opposite in older people who have found upon reflection, when they have had to confront challenges and suffering over their life experience, following trends will not meet the deeper wants and needs of the self. When I have looked into Seminary for myself recently, I was told by most that it is older people who are in ever increasing numbers coming in search of a religious life.
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