Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2018-05-23

Chapter 11, The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

Emotional Energy


The emotion of sex is an “irresistible force,” against which there can be no such opposition as an “immovable body.” When driven by this emotion, men become gifted with a super power for action. Understand this truth, and you will catch the significance of the statement that sex transmutation will lift one to the status of a genius.

Napoleon Hill

This statement really caught my eye this time in reading this chapter.  This statement is so true especially if one observes teen-age youth.  They really are wanting to move at every moment.  Because of this adults in the era when I was a teen-ager did all they could to keep that youth still.  What has occurred in this day and age is a realization that teen-age youth can contribute a lot to the betterment of society if given tasks that interest them.  

I was a mother to three different children.  The oldest was very active with this movement and actually started this before she reached teen-age years.  School was a snap and she really needed more.  We lived in a small town in Alaska at the time and extra curricular activities consisted of basketball. She was interested in music so in the summer we sent her to a  music camp.  She also was able to get a job as a waitress but really illegally because she was not old enough.  Every time the labor people came to town she was forced to have a day-off.  It was difficult for her because being a waitress at her young age of 13 she encountered older youth male and female that were jealous of her abilities.  By the time my other daughter and son were teen-agers we moved to a larger city where there were more activities.  Paper routes, working in a greenhouse, and working in food service were available.  

This part of the transmutation was great.  The part that was not as good as could have been done is the questions that were not answered properly as to what was happening to their bodies and the reactions of their peers.  There was a certain amount of education on this in the schools but boys were in one class and girls in another.  This needed more planning and could have been done but the attitude of the adults dealing with these youth was not complete.  The youth searched for answers and sometimes got the wrong kind of answers. The adults made it sound like it was wrong to ask such questions as they did.  

It has been a while since I  have been involved with any youth on this level, but I know that youth groups that my friend’s children have joined seem to be making advances in this area.  I really believe that educating youth at this age in the proper way of not withholding information that is important to their development is essential for our youth to become successful in any profession they pursue.

Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, AZ. USA