Here is an excerpt from one of the posts on:
Vocation, Education, Digital Televisions: the Late Late Show
by Sally Thomas:
Back in the summer — it already seems like a hundred years ago — my teenager went to one of those college programs which promise the motivated high-school student an entire liberal-arts education distilled to a two-week elixir. She had a great time and came back talking about Flannery O’Connor, which I’d been trying to get her to do for, oh, ever or so.
One night over dinner with her twenty-six new best friends, the talk turned to the subject of what everyone wanted to be when he or she grew up. The girls, one by one, announced that they wanted to be lawyers. One girl said she wanted to go into politics, maybe. A few other girls thought they’d like to do some corporate kind of job.
At last my daughter’s turn came. “Well,” she said, “I want to be a mom.
There was a silence. Finally someone asked, “Then why are you here?”It makes you want to read the rest doesn't it? Go here.
“Because I think the basic unit of society ought to be educated,” my daughter said.