July 2, 2020 Education makes the world a new place

I Want To Get Good Value – Okay, Here’s How You Do It!

They say if you find job that you like and love, then you will never work another day in your life, which produces good quotes and there is little truth in them. Not long ago, I was discussing such concept with an acquaintance of mine on the East Coast and he noted his desires and had decided to pursue them, okay for him, I say, everyone must pursue their dreams and if they are dedicated, they might just be there. Okay so let’s talk about this.

I believe that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet told group of students that they should pursue their desires, not just money. Some students don’t listen, but I think most of them. It’s true that we always do better at what we really like to do, this is precisely why I explained to my acquaintances that getting good grades at school is simple, you just have to enjoy the subject, like it, and care about it – it’s good grades will follow.

Just like you have to have the desire for whatever you do in life to be happy, and when you are happy and excited you will do well. It’s true in most all circumstances. My acquaintance did note that there are far too many people who are not happy with their jobs or careers. I agree and too bad for them, thankfully I am not one of them. Still on the flip side to this argument, there is something else to consider.

You know, there are other common problems, that you take something you like to do, hobbies, and turn it into profession, and suddenly it becomes job instead of pleasure, and that you lose passion. That way you destroy something that you love, which is terrible thing.

In fact, I’ve talked to number of artists in our think tank, and they have explained to me that they used to love to do their artwork, but now that they do it for money, they find it more stressful, and they can’t create the things that they love to do, rather they must create the artwork that people will pay for.

So you can see this is an unfortunate trap to have. When it comes to getting good grades, it pays to thoroughly enjoy the subject matter, but when it becomes too much of chore, or too stressful that becomes burden, and then it becomes no fun anymore. great teacher or professor will not allow this to happen, but often they do through their wicked sense of humor, or through the mandated rote memorization style test questions. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.… Read More

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How Would You Initiate Re-Birth of Leadership Education in the US? Teaching Topic

How Would You Initiate Re-Birth of Leadership Education in the US? Teaching Topic

How do you groom the next generation of leaders in America? Obviously we need them, and as we are busy pulling levers and spinning gears in our education system to fine-tune it, perhaps we ought to be thinking here as well? Sure, math, science, reading, writing, physical education, and creative thinking are paramount, but so too are the learned skills to carry this great American torch forward to future games.

Besides that country is only as good as its education system was 20-years the prior. Okay so, are we living up to the standard – who will our future leaders be, will they even know what they are doing? Not long ago, I was discussing this with an acquaintance and he suggested that to get this done, we’d need “tremendous recognition” program to go along with it, one which was highly visible, even involving our current sports, academic, scientific, business, and political leaders.

Okay, this makes sense, however, brief word of caution to this concept – as long as it’s not false praise, nothing causes more distrust than an over-achiever receiving false praise. But I guess in way what’s the old adage; “it’s amazing what people will do for medal,” and therein lies another problem, recognizing success ads more credence to the group giving the awards than the individual getting the accolades, that’s why groups give them in the first place, it elevates the group.

So, I ask; what’s the name of this future leadership group. That is to say “what group are we giving power too?” And why are we giving it power – does it deserve the power, or loyal group of young followers? Starting young leadership group is fine, if done for the right reasons.

My acquaintance suggested giving our logo’ed attire, certificates, and other things which perhaps could be added to future resumes, or college entrance accolade lists. I guess this kind of reminds me of Boy’s State program. Hey, doesn’t the AlabamNASCamp do this too? Yes, that might work, I even wonder if Boeing, IBM, Intel, GE, Microsoft, Google, Walmart, Northrop, Ford, GM, AT&T, BofA, Raytheon, Wharton, Stanford, Sloan, Harvard, etc, etc wouldn’t jump on board, it would serve them well with pipeline of future leaders and get the kids interested in the future.

What about government leadership, leadership in the non-profit sector too? Future military leaders? All critical components of America’s future – and yes, it does very much matter. Indeed, I ask that you please consider all this and think on it.… Read More

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