He tells me: he wants a bachelors degree in philosophy, a masters in economics and then he will go for his doctorate. When I ask him why he couldn’t turn this around and get the bachelors in economics – He tells me: you canNOT be a good economist without a solid understanding of philosophy first. That is essential, he says. He tell me: philosophy and economics go hand and hand and a solid understanding of philosophy will help him achieve his goals as an economist and as a professor. He tells me: the very reason we in such an economic mess is the leading economist in this country do not have a solid foundation in philosophy. He tells me: he wants to change the world and make it a better place.
and I listen . . .and I tell him to follow your passion. Dream big baby, I say . . . change the world – make it a better place. We not only need you . . . we are waiting.
*** Secretly, I want to tell him to stay home in South Carolina. Go to a local college. I could meet him for lunch – dinner – whatever he wanted. . . and to just let the world figure it out on it’s own. But, with dreams like this – How could I say any of those things? I must tell him . . . Fly Baby, Fly. . .
~ Until Next Time ~