It was a magical time to be a college student. In Texas the drinking age was 18, the SMU Mustangs were winning football games and we had incredible date parties at the Phi Delta Theta house. We were college kids – stupid and funny and could not worry about it being on social media 32 seconds later.
This happens in our life every day. In the business world, the PAC MAN’s are the Disrupters.
Disrupters in our economy are happening yet you may not notice them at first. Then all at once you realize how they have completely changed the industry and your personal habits.
Ever get STRESSED about life and how you are going to accomplish everything you have to accomplish? Trying to live the Financial Olympian™ Creed and feeling maxed out financially? Wondering how you are going to accomplish EVERYTHING?
We all go through the peaks and valleys of life, even the “Super Friend” you have on Facebook. You know the one, new travel spots every weekend, a new car they won at an auction or maybe it’s all the baby or grandbaby pictures trolling through your feed. Even these people have stress and struggle.
Labor Day was originally a day organized by the unions to honor the American labor movement. Now, 129 years later, Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer.
Long weekends have turned into vacation weekends or travel weekends. If you are a select soccer or volleyball parent, these have become weekends full of tournaments and travel. What if we proposed this weekend to be “Total Disconnect Weekend”?
With technologies advancement, the line between work and personal time has been blurred into oblivion. It is no longer, grab your keys and go. Now, It’s grab your keys and your phone. Then use the phone to turn off the lights, shut the garage, set the air conditioner, turn on your truck and check Waze for the best route to wherever you are going.
Whew, when did it become so hard just to leave the house.
Could you disconnect for a weekend?
The Core Classes – English, Math, Science and History
These core classes in high school are supposed to either prepare you for college or life after high school.
As a college educated person, these core classes prepare you to have a wide knowledge base in addition to understanding the world at a very high level in your chosen field but also at a substantial level in other disciplines. The way in which a chemist describes the world is going to be very different than the way an English major or a Sociology major does. Being exposed to these “other” areas is thus part of the intellectual growth of going to college.
In my opinion, today’s education is missing the most important core class.