Well, you must know it by now for that for this period of time, as in others, a sick nation is causing many problems.
There are many sexual abuses and disobediences that are in place, murders in every semblance of life, vicious treatment of wives by their husbands, and vice versa, the tremendous meth and transfer of drugs over all borders and into the hands of many of our young innocent youth to ruin their character and life, which is really worse than murder. The authorities have not made the judicial system a just one. The penalty does not fit the crime in so many cases.
We have a war that is unnecessary, taking the previous lives of thousands of our youth, when there is a need for that effort to make things better for the family, the children and more proper bringing up of decency and honorable fulfillment.
Television programs are becoming crude, violent, with killing and vicious actions taking place to excite the people. This also influences the youth of our country toward a different way of life. With all these terrible things going on, there are many people who still make the promise of a true and honorable marriage and work not for their own personal interests. Thanks for that.
I felt it was necessary to write this letter to challenge the youth and even older ones to make more precious memories for their lifetime. Life is over so quickly.
I am 84, almost 85, not as young as I used to be, but I think I have some right to write as I do. My wife has been putting up with me for 61 years. I operated an income tax office in Payson for 22 years.
My advice to young people just married or on the verge of marriage is this: I call it seven points to live to 100 -- Eat well, sleep well, exercise well, take things one at a time to avoid stress, make at least one person laugh each day, find a true blue of the opposite sex, make them sign a contract for life and keep it.
Have I been perfect? Oh no, but almost. Thank you for reading and do what you can to promote yourself and others into a "precious" life.
Bill Kollenborn, Payson
Editor's note: This letter was shortened to fit within the 400-word limit for letters to the editor.