Life in the cities is false and artificial. The intense
passion for money getting, the whirl of excitement
and pleasure seeking, the thirst for display, the
luxury and extravagance – all are forces that, with
the great masses of mankind, are turning the mind
from life’s true purpose.
They are opening the door to a thousand evils. Upon the youth they have almost irresistible power. One of the most subtle and dangerous temptations that assails the children and youth in the cities is the love of pleasure.
Holidays are numerous; games and horse racing
draw thousands, and the whirl of excitement and
pleasure attracts them away from the sober duties of
life. Money that should have been saved for better
uses is frittered away for amusements…