The $1000 bottle of water

Recently I was speaking to a group of secondary school students about planning their future. They were a typical bunch of 15 year olds; likely plans for the weekend vastly outweighed any career aspirations.  As we spoke about priorities and how they really felt about things, they shared with me that although they understood that career planning seemed like a good idea in theory, it seemed a bit premature to be thinking about in grade 10. After all, they had most of high school, then whatever post-secondary programs to wrangle with before it was time to even begin to worry about finding a job.

I asked them to give me some idea of what was really important to them. I clarified that I wanted real answers and not contrived ones from them. [Read more...]

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