Thursday, July 13, 2006

Under-Achiever

I just got back from my assignment. I was interviewing the sponsors and participants of a science camp for inner city youth. I now feel stupid. Seriously, these 13-year-old students are smarter than I will ever be. I wish you all could have been there for the interviews. There I am, surrounded by engineers and astronauts who are demonstrating scientific and mathematical formulas. I am talking to this scrawy kid with glasses who looks an awful lot like Urkel and he's telling me about the robots they've been building this week. He's going on and on about how great it's been to participate in biology, math and physics classes all week and how he is so excited about one day becoming an aerospace engineer. He's 13, people!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

those kids just took a different path from the rest of us. you are not an 'under-achiever'.

they are just 'over-achievers' and we are 'over-deemphasizers'

Melanie said...

Kids start out on computer learning in elementary. I never saw a computer until college. I feel old. They are not necessarily over-acheivers just better 'informed' =)