Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thank you to our Awesome Scholar Society for doing excellent work at leading the book discussion on the first chapter of TJEd for Teens, as well as teaching a great lesson! You each did a terrific job!

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 Read Chapter 2 of TJEd for Teens by Oct 13! That's the date we'll be having the discussion on it. Be sure to read it so you're prepared! :)


1. If you haven't already, read Chapter 1 of TJEd for Teens. (Do it! You'll be glad you did. :)

2. In your truth book, copy the quote from Pres. Uchtdorf that is in the meme at the bottom of this post. Ponder this quote and let it settle down into your heart.

1. Do the Apprentice Inspirements.

2. In your Truth Book, do a Word Study on the word "Genius." Strive to understand the meaning of this word in relation to how it used in this first chapter of TJEd for Teens. 

How to do a word study:
A. Look up the word in Webster 1828 dictionary. (It is also available online.) Select the definition for your focus. Write the definition in your Truth Book.
B. Underline key words in your definition that stand out to you and define them.
C. Look at how the original word is used in Scripture/Conference addresses (not in general quotes or other articles, at least for this purpose). Write any new insights or definitions.
D. Rewrite the definition in your own words and how you are going to apply it.

3. Watch this video "Homeless Boy Steals Talent Show". What does this video have to do with genius?

1. Do the Apprentice and Journeyman Inspirements.

2. After watching the video clip above, ponder on the meaning of what the lady says at 7:38, "Regardless of his hard life, he passionately runs toward what he really wants, and even talented ones rarely have that passion."

In your Truth Book, write your thoughts about this lady's comment and this young man's story. Here are some things you might want to consider as you write: 
  • Why do some people with talent not work hard to develop it?
  • Do I do this?
  • Why do people with few resources or a seeming lack of talent work so hard for things they want?
  • Do I work this hard? Do I believe in myself and in who I want to become?
  • Is there anything I want so much that I'm willing to give great effort to it?
  • If you have resources/ability/talent/desire, is there something inside of you telling you to work harder at it? What is one or two things that you can do to move forward in this regard?
3. In your Truth Book, write a paragraph describing the "YOU" you want to be 50 years from now. (See TJEd for Teens pg 10) Fifty years will go by no matter what you do. Will you just be old then, or will you be old and victorious?
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