Wednesday, April 6, 2011

EDUCATION

"Would you be disappointed if I grew up to be a poor dirt farmer?" my son asked.

"No," I told him. "I just want you to be happy. But I expect you to go to college and get an education. I want you to be educated. If after college you decide you want to be a goat farmer then that's alright with me. Because you will be a goat farmer because you want  to be one not because you don't have any other choice. Education is freedom, and I want you to be free to do whatever makes you happy".


This post is part of the A to Z Challenge.

9 comments:

Rayna Natasha Iyer said...

You and me both. Those are the conversations I have with my kids- do what you want to do, but only after you have enough education to make that choice.
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Talli Roland said...

Very very wise words.

Rae said...

Great answer! You sound like a wonderful mother...and I agree with you.

Rae said...

GREAT answer! Education is so important. #thumbsup

Donna Weaver said...

You're so right. It's all about choices. I think it was Mark Twain who said 'he who does not read is not better off than he who cannot read'. Yet, the person who cannot read has no choice in the matter. The person who can read, does.

Talei said...

Education, never ever underestimate a good one. My father instilled that in all of my siblings and I. Annoying at the time, but years later - makes sense.

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AshR said...

Wow. Now that's what I call good advice.