Tuesday, September 20, 2011

who am i?

favorite quote of the day:

Education is about finding out what form of work for you is close to being
play—work you do so easily that it restores you as you go.
Society has a cornucopia of resources to encourage you in doing what
society needs done but that you don't much like doing and are not cut out to
do. To ease your grief, society offers alcohol, television, drugs, divorce,
and buying, buying, buying what you don't need.
If you advance in the direction of someone else's dreams, if you want to live
someone else's life rather than yours, then get a TV for every room, buy
yourself a lifetime supply of your favorite quaff, crank up the porn
channel, and groove away.
obviously sort of cobbled together,
and not quite as coherent as the original
article, but what i took away is this - 
education is the time to figure out what
you want to do. not the time to just do what
society, your parents, even you yourself
have decided you should do. i did that many times
over and it never worked. hopefully this time
i am figuring it out a little bit more. and i
am so grateful for the time and opportunity
to do that. and i hope i can give my kids
that gift, too. 

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