WorstProfessorEver answers email asking What Should I Tell My Kid About College?
Some studies suggest the brain isnâ€™t finished developing until age 25; asking even 18-year-olds to formulate life goals is, perhaps, an unfortunate and unreasonable side effect of our modern world. If a person doesnâ€™t know what they want â€” and frankly, most of my students didnâ€™t â€” the best solution is to try a lot of things and â€œfail cheaplyâ€ as entrepreneurs would say.
I think this is legitimate, but I knew what I wanted to do far earlier than 18. I would not be surprised if my oldest son continues to do what he planned to do when he was 13. Not sure about the younger one.
But I love the idea of trying a lot of things and failing cheaply.