Stop Selling Dreams (via Seth Godin)
Going totally real life here today. I was a straight A student K-12th grade and graduated with a 3.8 GPA in major from Texas A&M University with a degree in Computer Science. (The only reason I qualify “in major” is because of my freshman year when I thought that all classes should be taught at The Dixie Chicken because that’s where I was. Needless to say, not my finest academic hour.) I don’t say any of that to brag. I only say it to point out that I had the education system I existed in figured out – such as it was.
My journey in the last 7 years (since quitting my corporate J-O-B) and most especially in the last 2 years has been transformational to the way I perceive education & success. With my 1st child starting Kindergarten next year, I’m becoming hyper aware of our education system after having been out of it for more than a decade. So when I listened to Seth Godin’s message “Stop Selling Dreams (What is school for?),” it hit home. Hard. It’s a long clip (almost 17 minutes), and it’s worth every second. I’d say enjoy, but I’m not sure that’s really what I’m hoping for you when you watch. How ‘bout “Ask the Question!”?
How’s that for a disclaimer???