If a young man between the ages of 13 – 18 is not presented with something that is big and challenging, he doesn’t think his life has any meaning. On top of this, the fathers/leaders of our society have nothing more to add. Today we have a lot of old men who really have nothing to say. Worse than that, many young men have no role models that are worth following. Just look at the rise of aggression, domestic violence, alcoholism and apathy of some men in our society. There needs to be a mentoring and support programmes built around such rites of passage. The boy needs to be helped in his transition from boy to man by older men who are wise and supportive.