15. March 2012 15:32
I just heard about this young lady who accomplished something truly remarkable: at 14 years old she purchased a house with money she made on Craigslist. No kidding. Read the article here.
There are three important lessons here:
1.) An individual can do, pretty much, anything they set out to do.
2.) Mentoring is vastly important to the fiscal future, but also to the emotional future of the world.
3.) Family matters.
Clearly this young lady would have struggled to accomplish some of her endeavors without the help of her experienced mother. That the girl chose to reach for the stars is a testimony to both the girl and her family.
There is not enough of this in the world today, I feel. America has a history of success because people took risks, taught themselves how to achieve a goal and persevered until they accomplished what they set out to do. Today our businesses are starving for skilled engineers and mechanics in a day and age where unemployment is holding at record levels. Where is the mentoring? Where are the apprenticeships and training. Moreso, why are parents not guiding their children to be bold and work hard and succeed? There is an absured prevalence in the American political climate to blame teachers for not educating our children; clearly we've forgotten that the most important education is at home.
Willow Tufano just bought a house. What are YOU doing for the next generation?