Monday, April 30, 2007

The Art of Parenting

What will mean success for our children? So many in America today tie their own success to their children's. What if your kids are not able to go to the prestigious university you set out for them to?

Would it matter?


Chairman said...

Not to brag, but I'm going to brag. I used to be smart. In high school, not only was the smartest kid in the class, I actually had the best grades, too. 98% average, a solid 2% higher than the field. Taking all honors courses. 1510, 99th percentile, on the SAT. Mediocre athlete, but got a bunch of varsity letters. Community service. All sorts of awards. I got into a few pretty good schools. But I refused to even apply to a single Ivy League school. Reason? I learned that Harvard wanted me to interview before I even applied. I decide that they could go screw themselves.

Don't get me wrong - I love excellence and achievement. But I'm ridiculous enough to demand that it happen on my terms. If I'm fortunate to have them offer me a job down the road, I'd probably take it. But I wasn't planning on having any of my money go to them. I'm not going to sweat anyone who wants to roll with Harvard. But it definitely wasn't for me.


Greg said...

I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks and I turned out okay.