"Hi Paul! So, what are you up to nowadays?"
What am I up to nowadays? Hmmm.... how do I say this? Should I try and make this fluid and elagant... maybe I can make this sound a bit more professional than last time... maybe I should...
"Oh yes, hi Joe! I'm working on our family farm."
(Alas -- it never comes out elegant or professional... at least not yet...)
"Oh, still on the farm? Are you taking any college classes yet?"
"Nope... not yet."
"Oh... so....... umm.... I see... well, did you hear about the new macbook pro on the market...?" --- the conversation usually meanders off at this point...
Why? Why is it that there is a common belief that college is the only road to success? Hmmmm... it is a good question actually.
Education. I believe in education. I love education. In fact college may actually come one of these days... maybe. :) (Don't take me wrong here... you might understand in a minute or two)
Recently a friend shared with me some powerful short speeches on our educational system. Outside of my own dear family I don't think I have ever heard such good expositions on the subject (at least in a secular light).
If you have a moment you might enjoy listening to Sir Ken Robinson address the topic:
Whose dreams are spread under your feet? Tread softly....