“ Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody. ” — Aristotle
Last few weeks I have been giving advice to students regarding their prospective universities for bachelor, masters and PhD programmes. Its a tough time for any kid, particularly the undergrads, fourteen is no age to be asked what you want to do with your life. That though, is another story. The practical questions get asked, rather blatantly.
How much does the university cost? What is the scope?
How much money will I make ones I get out?
In the entire ordeal, I realized that my father had got me quality education. For all the times I bunked class, or didn’t pay attention, while I did end up getting a decent degree, I never questioned my own abilities. I think it was reassuring to know that my father thought of me as a smart kid.
So, whatever potential that I had and whatever I managed to exhibit, this man always always believed. Simply that. Believe in your kids. So today I think I should just say…
You da’ man, pops!!