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The Kabbalah Centre Focuses on the Youth

The Kabbalah Centre is such an open organization for people to enter and find simple steps to achieve peace and happiness in life. The teachings of Kabbalah benefit people as they go through life and experience constant change and difficult situations. The Kabbalah Centre, based in Los Angeles, does not leave any group out of these teachings, particularly the youth. The teenage years are a time when young people are presented with certain issues for the first time. Teenagers are suddenly faced with more responsibility, relationships around them start shifting, and even they even have to try and understand their feelings which have evolved drastically from prior years. This is why The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles has the TEENS Program.

Teachers, mentors, and guides provide support to teenagers from the ages of 13 to 17. Using the foundation of Kabbalah teachings, teenagers are given the arsenal that they need in order to navigate school, their home life, and their expanding social life. The Kabbalah TEENS Program is definitely a sign of growth that is very different than how Kabbalah teachings were first disseminated. The Kabbalah has been taught for over 4,000 years by master teachers to their students. These teachings were only reserved for well-educated men over the age of 40 in the early years of Kabbalah.

The Kabbalah Centre was established in the early 1980s, and they came along to make these teachings more accessible to virtually anyone. This is what makes the TEENS Program so special. If teenagers are given the proper foundation that they need early on in life, then they will be able to adapt more easily to the constant challenges and changes that adulthood consists of throughout their adult years.

Thor Halvorssen Speaks About The Harm of Socialism

The race to the White House in 2016 has been very entertaining. Many people have compared it to something like American sports. It is very competitive and full of surprises. Most people assume that Hillary Clinton would be inaugurated as the nominee of the democratic party several months ago. Her main competitor is a 70 year old Senator who happens to identify as a democratic socialist named Bernie Sanders. Sanders has done very well in proposing his model of government, particularly in highlighting the positive aspects of socialism. But in this interview, Thor Halvorrsen pointed out that the issue is more complicated than Sanders has proposed. Socialism is not without flaws.

Redistribution of Wealth Does Not End Poverty
One of the main talking points of the Bernie Sanders campaign is to point how rich the top 1% are in contrast to the rest of the nation. The solution that he proposed to this problem is that the nation should increase taxes on the rich and distribute that money to the poor. According to HuffingtonPost, Halvorssen objects to this model. While it may seem appealing, it does not help the poor to develop a finite amount of resources that are evenly distributed among all people. Rather, Halvorssen espoused a free market economy, wherein the wealth is infinite, and the potential for advancement is infinite. While the wealthy will become more wealthy, the poor will as well.

Socialism Is Easy To Abuse
Thor Halvorssen recognizes that there are some sovereign nations wherein socialism has been successful. He pointed to Denmark. But when the government has that much power, it is very easy to abuse. If the wrong person works their way into the government, everything could be overthrown in one fell swoop. The poor could become more poor and basic human rights could be left behind.

He Made A Donation To Sanders
Pragmatically, Halvorssen views Bernie Sanders as the best presidential candidate. Socialism may be a difficult sacrifice to make. But it is a necessary sacrifice and will serve as a bulwark against something much worse in the other candidates.

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