Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Keep Courage

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
-Albert Einstein

The current economic crisis will influence today's children to become risk averse. This fear of making mistakes and trying the new may seep into the mindset of an entire generation. Such a fearful mindset shared by millions of Americans will reduce the rate and scope of creativity and innovation of the entire country.
So, how to avert this tragic effect? Is there a way to shield our children, to keep children innocent, from the negative effects of financial mistakes gone haywire? Yes, there is. Each adult being watched by a child must herself act with courage, every day, in the big and the small stuff of life.
And how does one do this? By surrounding oneself with positive, courageous people and deciding to be a big person, worthy of emulation.
  • Make mistakes.
  • Keep courage.
  • Try new things.
Even if this isn't who you really are, fake it, till you make it. Because now, more than ever, the courage exhibited by individual adults will make a positive difference in the future lives of today's children.

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