Standing in line at McDonalds and I watched as a young girl showed up for her shift while one of her co-workers jokingly chastised her for apparently leaving school early to come to work.
“You left early! School is more important than work! School is more important than work!”
It was obvious that the girl was mocking something that they’d probably been told many times. That ever-present conundrum of how to be in two places at once. Stay in class, yet keep your boss happy and get to work on time.
I wished that I could have said something to these young people that would have made sense to them, but I know it never would. The wisdom that we acquire in life is wasted upon the young, just as it was when we were that age.
Sure, you laugh now… but really, school is more important than work. Stay in school. Study. Learn. Apply.
And one day you will be saying the exact same thing to someone younger than yourself.