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From an insightful article about kids and eduation

I have just received this article, “How America Messed Up Its Kids… And How We Can Fix Them“, from a fellow professor in the department. Here is an except of it:

Teenager: “Please, Mom and Dad, just let me do this, and I promise that I will take full responsibility for it.”

Parent: “Do you realize that taking full responsibility means that if it backfires and goes wrong, you will own up to it, pay back whatever it takes to make up for it going wrong and learn from it so that it doesn’t happen again?”

Teenager: “I didn’t agree to that.”

Parent: “Well, then what do you think taking full responsibility means?”

Teenager: “That if it goes wrong, I will say, ‘I’m sorry.'”

That reminds me of a clip from Branford Marsalis:

Let’s always remind ourselves to learn from others’ experience and become successful in our career.