It’s July. Are you soon off to college, disappointed it is not the one you most wanted? Do you regret your less than stellar high school grades and the time you devoted to fun rather than study?
Maybe you’re worrying too much. Consider the case of an obsessed teenager from a troubled family who enrolled at the school now known as California State University at Long Beach in the summer of 1965, after failing to get into his first-choice schools. His name was Steven Allan Spielberg. You may have heard of him. The world-famous filmmaker has become a favorite topic of mine because his story is so at odds with the lessons we teach children about school and success.
Two talented scholars, Stacy Berg Dale