The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
[Sam] Our adolescent culture really does play into our confusion; with so many answers supposedly on the other side of our keyboards, we often won’t ask for counsel, and even more often don’t want to ask anyway. I have found myself swinging between being impulsive and being immobilized, and from what I’ve seen I’m not alone. If the choice is up to us and no other guidance is forthcoming, the only natural response in a culture of “instant gratification” (read, impatience) is either to jump at something, anything, or to never jump at all.
Those that don’t jump usually have found some kind of escapism by creating a small world that they feel safe in or by sinking into the imaginary worlds of TV shows and video games. Avoiding that, we might hitch our wagon to the latest revolution, simply wanting to catch some of the momentum and meaning it seems to offer. If all we are doing is spending time and energy on a product, not stepping into something we believe is right for us, it is only a matter of time before all that is left is buyer’s remorse.