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The real reason why we teach kids/teens meditation

Today I read an article  about someone in the States using a john franklinderogatory term for the President.  This term is an insult to people who have special needs.  However a Special Olympics athlete replied to the incident with a response that gave me chills – because it was so compassionate and kind – even in the face of such anger and sarcasm.  He signed  it as

“A friend you haven’t made yet, John Franklin Stephens”

I was so moved by this, because this is why we teach kids meditation.

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