Thursday, June 30, 2016

Believe It or Not, America, You're in Good Hands...No Matter What the Doomsdayers Say

If you believe American young people are not as smart, as intelligent, as previous generations, it's time to reconsider. Our nation has more talented kids than you might suspect...

By Richard Kent Matthews

I had the privilege of presenting a leadership and self mastery class to a group of students recently at a local middle school here in Portland, Oregon.

It's been a while since I have presented to middle and high school kids so I was impressed by how sharp and dedicated to learning, growing, and reaching for the stars they are. All of them without exception maintain high grade point averages, and already have set goals and created vision boards to help plan their futures. From law to medicine to computer science, they know what they want to do. In fact, one of the computer geeks, as he calls himself, has set his sights on Google.

I wanted to make certain the kids all interacted with each other during the class rather than being forced to just listen to me lecturing them. We played this game: Each person will tell the