When I was finishing university, and trying to choose whether to continue with graduate work in English language and literature or become a secondary school teacher, my father's advice was "Be a teacher. You'll never make much money but you'll always have a job". As it turned out he was wrong on both counts.
The morning paper - read on a tablet - has a headline "A new way of thinking" promoting a "growth mindset". (Globe and Mail, Report on Business) I'm amused at what are seen as radical new ideas by the author. She cites Carol Dweck's book, Mindset, the New Psychology of Success as the road to be travelled.. Dweck, a Stanford professor has excellent credentials, but I find it a tad depressing that anyone has to tell us of the perils of fixed mindset.