So many times when I was young I heard that I could be anything I wanted to be.
“There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It's easy. All you need is love.”
I'll NEVER have these brains.
Or this body
Or this talent---ever.
No matter how long I wait---
"For the promises our teachers gave
If we worked hard
If we behaved...
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far has his old man got."
And here are the tickets we were given to get there.
"You can be anything you want to be! Even President of the United States." Hmmmmm.
Maybe we should rethink our teaching. Maybe if kids learned early to set realistic goals, but write them in pencil; to use their abilities and control their desires; maybe, maybe so many would not think spending, instead of saving, is the way out.
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