Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the law of averages

Are you average?

Are you "okay" with being average?

Will you live to be 78.5 years of age, which is the average life expectancy in the United States?

Do you think that being "average" for 78.5 trips around the sun is a ride worth taking?

78.5 trips around the sun is exactly like driving back and forth across the state of Iowa 23.7 million times.

That is a lot of corn.

I think a lot of kids these days are okay with being average.

Schools, which are standardized, steer them toward the middle, the big hump of the bell curve.

They learn that just getting by equals success; that there is no need to exceed when being proficient is good enough.

Besides, Dubuque looks the same whether you drive through it heading west or heading east.