Monday, November 5, 2012


Matthew is in Kansas this week. He is there to check out Benedictine College and the Philosophy department. I know, I can see your eyes rolling in the back of your head saying. . . PHILOSOPHY???  

Yes, Philosophy

He tells me: he wants a bachelors degree in philosophy, a masters in economics and then he will go for his doctorate.  When I ask him why he couldn't turn this around and get the bachelors in economics  - He tells me:  you canNOT be a good economist without a solid understanding of philosophy first.  That is essential, he says.  He tell me: philosophy and economics go hand and hand and a solid understanding of philosophy will help him achieve his goals as an economist and as a professor. He tells me: the very reason we in such an economic mess is the leading economist in this country do not have a solid foundation in philosophy.     He tells me: he wants to change the world and make it a better place.

and I listen . . .and I tell him to follow your passion. Dream big baby, I say . . . change the world - make it a better place. We not only need you . . . we are waiting.

*** Secretly, I want to tell him to stay home in South Carolina. Go to a local college. I could meet him for lunch - dinner - whatever he wanted. . .  and to just let the world figure it out on it's own. But, with dreams like this - How could I say any of those things?  I must tell him . . . Fly Baby, Fly.  .  .  

~ Until Next Time ~



  1. Talk about philosophy end economics has my head spinning! My husband teaches both at a high school and I can't seem to grasp it. Ah well, we all have our own talents.
    Speaking of which, your picture of your son is G R E A T!

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  3. It's hard to let go, but if you don't then you can't watch them spread their wings! I hope he gets what he wants.

  4. Great photo and he is a smart young smart ~ He will do well ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  5. Good luck to Matthew! I wish him well in all that he does! Have a great week!

  6. Oh no encourage him to go. It is the most amazing life changing move. The world is such a big place, if he has any chance of ever changing it then he has to live it...breathe it... see it. He sounds like a very bright and passionate young man. I wish him all the luck in the world. Please do encourage him to go, set him free to explore his world and his mind and he will return to you a man I think.


  7. sounds like he has the right idea.

  8. Follow your dreams. Maybe he will be able to solve the mess we are in. We need him NOW. However, I did not see what happens when politics get mixed in. Or maybe I am already seeing what happens.......

  9. Congrats Matthew!!!! Speech! Speech! :)


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