Life in fast-paced mega-cities can be very challenging for young people trying to grow up normally. In developed countries like the United States of America (USA), fast-paced competitive conditions do produce psychological problems in the youth. The spiritual/religious vacuum left by ‘enlightened parents’ in the western world, leave youths available to extremist religious groups and easily accessible mind-altering drugs. Increased spiritual consciousness and religion are possible mechanisms to reverse this trend and to fill the vacuum left by lack of religious education of the young. A public case study is provided as proof of what might work between a parent and a child, to save the child from a life of drugs. Kindness, as exemplified by the actions of the leaders of the nation, can also set the tone for an easier time for everyone.