I read this advice somewhere and thought it was similar to what Jesus told the rich young man in Luke 18.
Advice for Young People:
1. Sell all you have.
2. Give to the poor.
3. Follow me.
4. Receive 100 fold now.
5. With persecutions.
6. Eternal life in age to come.
7. Be first, you’ll be last.
8. Be last, you’ll be first.
9. Drink the cup I drink.
10. Be baptized with my baptism.
Two other comments on this list:
Advice for Young People: 1. Skip college. 2. Learn a trade. 3. Get married young. 4. Join a small biblical church. 5. Have babies as soon as you can. 6. Homeschool your kids. 7. Catechize (instruct in religion) your kids. 8. Date your spouse. 9. Don’t own a TV. 10. Go camping.
Advice for Young People: 1. You gotta be bad. 2. You gotta be bold. 3. You gotta be wiser 4. You gotta be hard. 5. You gotta be tough. 6. You gotta be stronger. 7. You gotta be cool. 8. You gotta be calm. 9. You gotta stay together. 10. All I know, all I know love will save the day.
So, there are various choices for young people.
“If anyone wants to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Jesus