"The language of human thriving and the language of quality, not of quantity. (They are...) Joy, Happiness, Connection, Engagement, Fulfillment, Kindness, Compassion & Generosity. Here is what we know now... Only 1/4 (of 80 million teenagers in America) are on a path to human thriving, the other 3/4 have fallen off that path. It's no longer about Purpose Hope Connectedness Engagement Joy but about being but about being Alone, Empty, Medicated, Confused & Lost. Plutarch gave us one of the key axioms of human development, 'The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled...' The best of development is from the inside out and not outside in." - Peter Benson "Sparks: How Youth Thrive" TEDxTC, April 2011.