Monday, December 28, 2009

The High School Class Dream

You know the dream. You are suddenly back in school and the English final is in an hour and you realize that you forgot to attend class all semester. How could that happen? You anxiously wander around trying to figure out how to tackle a test for which you are utterly unprepared. Eventually you recall that you graduated and this worry over a test makes no sense.

A common dream, but it misses the chance to be truly frightening. For example, was there a high school class on decision making? If so, I missed it. And was any classroom time spent on handling adversity? I must have ditched that day. What about a session or two on how organizations operate? No? Well, surely some instructors covered the essential subject of "people skills." Hmm. Not quite.

If we had those dreams, we might never wake up.

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