Today is the day that our only child leaves for his freshman year of college. It’s a big day that we’ve been looking toward since we brought him home as a newborn baby more than eighteen years ago. It is with deeply mixed feelings that we send him off – happy to see him growing and getting to do amazing things, but also sorry to not be able to see him everyday while he is away at school.
To commemorate his leaving for university, I picked this quote to encourage him to immerse himself in the world’s knowledge and build experiences which will carry him successfully forward in his lifetime. A life of independence comes from what we know and how we use our smarts and abilities to bring value to others. His next four years at college will give him the opportunity to learn everything he needs to build the life of his dreams.
Here are a few posts I’ve written about how we’ve planned for his college since he was very young: The College Paradox, Retire Before Children Head Off To College?, and advice I shared with him earlier about The Foolish Route To Millionaire Status.
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