When I was in grade school, I remember going to birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Before the games would begin, the workers would install bumpers inside the gutters in order to prevent gutter balls and avoid "failure." When I was growing up, it was common for sports teams to award trophies to all the players so no little kid would have his or her feelings hurt at the end of the season. Today, there are school districts which no longer give out "F'" grades, and hundreds of high schools have removed class ranks so that my generation will feel...
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I was in conversat5ion with a university MBA one time talking about entrepreneurship. His take on his university education was that it prepared him to be a manager is some large business but didn't do much to promote his becoming an entrepreneur. I also knew a guy in my small hometown in Kansas with zero college education who invented things (I don't remember how many patents he held, but it was more than just a couple) including building the first self propelled silage cutter. He had a shop, superior mechanical skills, and the wisdom to recognize areas where "work" could be improved and made easier. Soooooooo college isn't for everyone, and maybe that's a good thing.
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