Stop Dumbing Down America

Today’s WSJ reported on the continued dumbing down of America, at least as shown by SAT scores.

Education in America today elicits mixed feelings from me but mostly I’m not impressed.

First I'm very much an intellectual. Twenty years ago, I would have impressed on any kid that college is a must. However, in today's world, high school kids face two issues – 1. Outsourcing, and 2. Expensive college educations that can leave them burdened with debt.

Thus, I find myself changing my view on college – and believe me it’s a shock.

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Every weakness is a potential strength

When I look back on my life, I realize I've made some whopper mistakes that are all traceable back to my weaknesses.  As much as I’d like to blah, blah, blah about the value of experience, I’d rather avoid mistakes in the first place.

How to do, how to do.  Then it hit me…life-changing epiphany.

Every weakness is a strength. 

I realized however deep my failures are indicate the height of my possible success. 

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