Alexander Pope wrote, "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." This books discusses bending the twig in the correct direction with a child on the verge of adulthood. So far as I know, there is no mandatory course taught in schools entitled "Build a Life Well Worth Living 101." Shouldn't there be be? As the twig is built early on in a child's life, so shall the child have a better chance of building a life well worth living.