Blue Ribbon First Chair 4.0 GPA Graduated with Honors
You get the picture, I trust.
Why do parents spotlight their children’s successes? They have their own particular reasons. I am convinced that while the individual reasons exist, a common theme unites their efforts – The Devaluation of Ordinary.
With a sense of shame, those who fear Ordinary admit under their breath that their son plays third chair or their daughter made JV. A cap and gown not adorned with tassels earns less applause.
Before my post turns into a rant, I wrap up with two words of advice:
- Read J. Ellsworth Kalas’ book, Parables from the Backside, chapter 3.
- Cheer for May ’16 grads who earn a 2.5 GPA.