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Characteristics of "successful" men and women. How the rags-to-riches tradition became generally associated with the American formula of success. The influence of Andrew Carnegie. Facts that refute the fables. The same story in the professions. How times have changed and the statistics have not. Examining so-called changes in the attitudes of many of our young people and their apparent loss of incentive or reluctance to tackle the "risk" jobs. Canada undergoing the same type of industrial and economic expansion which characterized the United States 50 or 75 years ago. The keystones of a progressive society. Who shapes our society. Looking at youth and parenting. Asking questions about education such as "Who should go to University?" Being adventurous. The new-Canadian students. The dangers of protecting our children too much. Preparing our children for an unknown future.