One God Note #587. 2013/08/11.
"Nature has done well and wisely, in not permitting a man to live forever and in bringing into the world ever new generations. An old person is a used-up machine [... He] has too many dogmas to [...] easily [...] believe in a new truth [...]; too many sympathies and antipathies [...] for him to come to love something unfamiliar; [...] too many habits to be able to settle on new ways. Let us add suspiciousness — the fruit of bitter experiences; a pessimism inseparable from all manner of disappointments; and finally, a general decline of powers from exhaustion [...]."
Bolesław Prus, "Oda do młodości" ("Ode to Youth"), 1905. Quoted after: Wikiquote.
More on Boleslaw Prus can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boles%C5%82aw_Prus
More on International Youth Day can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Youth_Day
August 12 - International Youth Day (UN).
August 8-17 - Fravardeghan Days, also known as Muktad (memorializing ancestors), are ten days of preparation for Nowruz (New Year), observed by Zoroastrians who follow the Shenshai calendar.
Source: 2013 Multifaith Calendar, www.multifaithcalendar.org