Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Five classes plus a full time job leaves no time for studying, especially when having a social life is important.  These kids tell me they are in a hurry to graduate.  They don't get it.  I tried explaining that it is better to take six years and make it to the end than to try to do it all and eventually give up.

I give up.  They'll learn the hard way when no degree comes their way.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if things in life were handed to them on a platter. I had to go to night school and work all day as well. When I matriculated to day, I still had a job. But I knew that I had to make time to study.

Then again, my parents gave me responsibilities and I saw how they had to struggle to make ends meet. I carry no credit card debt because I learned it's better to have savings.

Anonymous said...

You mean you have to actually do the work in college? It is not a Mayor Napoleon "Ponzi Scheme" diploma?