The belief that every child should grow up and get the job God put them on the earth to have is very troublesome.
The governor of Ohio is saying exactly that to Tom Brokaw right now - using this panel as some kind of a political pulpit and not as a place for stimulating discussion.
Sure, it’s comforting to believe that we were all born with some Purpose encoded on our DNA, but it does nothing but suggest some kind of inescapable hierarchy. He’s meant to be a doctor. She’s meant to be a teacher. Those kids were born to be small business owners. This kid was meant to go to community college. That one was meant to start working immediately after high school. That one over there? A four-year university.
That’s what he’s arguing. “Tom, I’m still not sure what YOU were put on this earth to do,” he joked to Mr. Brokaw. LOL, I guess.
Why is the goal for people to get the job God has planned for them? As if plans are *that* reliable, *that* unbreakable. How about you create a learning environment where everyone’s simply given an equal chance to figure It out?
Whatever “It” is.
Lunch is over. I’m outta here.
It’s like he draws two occupations out of a hat each morning.