I would like to start a topic about keeping our culture, our religion, our ideals alive. I note that our youngsters nowadays do not like to keep their hair and wear a turban and the girls do not like keeping long hair. Why is this so and what can be done about it? I realised that if we were to take the "stick" approach and preach to them that what they have done is wrong and they should/must conform to the teachings of the gurus, it just goes out of the window. they rebel and will say that keeping long hair and wearing a turban is not fashionable, not cool. Hard selling is no longer the order of the day. I know there will be bickering about the words "hard selling" but I am only using an analogy here about how to dissemniate an information to someone and getting a point across. Let's start with the gurudwaras. The Gianis will start their kirtan and then hopefully, from what I see, make a bit of money. I have also noticed that as soon as the sangat stop giving money to the Gianis, the kirtan will stop. In Malaysia, someone took the money that was given to the giani and put it in the golak. The gianis immediately stopped the kirtan. What do we learn from the kirtan. It seems nothing. The language spoken is so deep, that 95% do not understand. The youngsters and even the elderly get bored, they go down to the langgar hall, eat, gossip and go back. the ladies do not even want to wear the chunni in the langgar hall. Disillusioned as ever. The point of this thread is how can we all with our patience spread the love of the gurus to our fellow brothers and sisters. Making accusations that they should make an effort and know about the religion and getting angry with them will get us no where. I want to learn from methods others have employed and succeeded. Hopefully, this will be the start of a new beginning.