Saturday, March 31, 2007
Like all tuitions, the price keeps going up and the quality and value of the degree earned is sliding down. Habits, demeanor, and physical attributes build character. People who have never seen hard times have character.
Hard times build Life Endurance. The ability to make a meal out of nothing. Like squeezing water from a stone, hard times builds the ability to squeeze a rock-hard budget until the last penny drops out. Hard times teaches to live for today and plan for tomorrow. It teaches you to smile and walk away, where you would rather snarl and fight. It teaches self-discipline, self-respect, and focus. Hard times teach you the value of living. It teaches you that spoken words are forgotten and that actions are well remembered.