Cultivate a calm and judicious life from the time you’re young, and then let your life ripen. (Cicero, 2nd century B.C. Roman philosopher)

What we learn and practice during our childhood will largely determine how we behave in adulthood. If, as children, we regard life as frivolous, we very likely will develop a happy-go-lucky behavior pattern as adults. Cicero suggests, however, that leading a more composed life and learning wisdom as young people will develop mature behavior patterns as adults.

[The Lord] satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:5).