And it looks like life had the last laugh. Now that I'm older, one of the biggest things I want to do is go out and play and just get good exercise. Luckily (?), schools are starting to allow kids to be kids and granting them more time to mess around and to do less studying to make better use of their growing years -- admittedly, I'm indifferent to this as I felt that school programs were largely ineffective for me when I was younger. Of course, there were a lot of other things in my childhood that ended up impacting me later in life, exercise only being one of them.
That said, many of our users on WSO are either younger college students or well into their adult years. Many of us have lived very different lives, all of which turned out differently through a mix of cultural shifts and different expectations and possibilities available to us.
So I'd like to ask you all,
- What in your younger years did you learn that you still keep in your life? Life lessons? Values?
- (For the parents here) How is your child's life different than yours and what would you like for them to grow up knowing?
- Did your childhood impact your decision to go into finance?