A well read man and commanding the american dream: Library Style
Last, night I decided to further fine tune some of my outline for a freshman English class I am teaching tomorrow. As such, while sitting in Starbucks I hear these two gentlemen talked as they played chess.
During their conversation, one of them said ” I have$250,000 dollars in the bank.” He then went on to explain that he was a history major drop out. To put the conversation into perspective, he was elaborating on investing money and how he had so much of it. Was I intrigued by his view on money and spending? Yes and no. But, what really got me was this statement; “I may be a college dropout, but I am well read.” ” I just went to the library and read books.” He kept repeating that fact and I was agreeably surprised. I have not heard someone make a claim or say something like that in a while. Going to the library and reading is still a fundamental way of learning. Don’t wait for some professor or school teacher to instruct you. Sometimes finding out the truth or leaning something on your own is even better.