Many young adults today are 'failing to launch' into responsible adulthood. They live at home with their parents, lack career motivation, and don't understand that success requires real commitment. In The Path to Purpose, William Damon explores the difference between the youth today who are thriving and those in need of guidance. He identifies nine key factors that differentiate the two groups and presents parents with simple but powerful methods they can employ in order to launch their child on the path to a deeply satisfying and productive life. Hardcover.