“Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide … .
Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor — maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine — but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class…
So today, I want to ask all of you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make?”
- Barak Obama, in his address to Wakefield High School
This is why everyone should be invested in the education of their kids. I know investments were made that allowed me to find design and make a careeer from it. Part of how I got be a orthopedic design engineer was finding what I was good at, and a lot if was finding what I was not good at. But to get there I needed help, guidance, mentoring and encouragement. Its our collective responsibility to help teach the next generations how to find what they’re good at doing.
There are plenty of problems that will and do need solving.