I would make it four hours a week for six months with one week breaks every two weeks. A teenager has a lot of energy consumed by becoming a person, so nothing intensive at that age does any good on the long run, in my humble opinion. But indeed, you are right, somehow contact with elders and the immanence of death, absorbing decay as the main upcoming danger we all face, is a powerful worldview molding experience.

Nevertheless don’t make it mandatory or it beats the purpose.

I write so you feel like you’ve just had an idea. It’s a nice feeling.

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