...maybe this will make you feel better.
I have two in college right now: one who determined her path when she was in fourth grade and hasn't taken a single detour, and another who -- like many kids, I think -- has taken a while to decide where life will take him.
This weekend, he gave me a glimpse into where he might be going.
|On Saturday, the Iowa State campus looked like this. It was a warm day; most students were outside.|
|Not all students, though. Some were in Martin Hall, involved in this.|
|The students gathered; some, like my son, were members of the ISC, and some weren't. Everyone interested in helping to alleviate world hunger was invited to participate.|
|The students played games; this one was designed to help students experience and understand illiteracy.|
|It was more difficult than it looked. My son, Scott, sitting on the table, was the moderator.|
|Although the game was challenging, the students enjoyed it.|
|This game, Market Madness, gave students a glimpse into the corruption often involved with trading, bartering and purchasing in local markets in developing countries.|
|A reporter from the Iowa State Daily arrived to ask questions.|
|The tone of the day was serious, but the students got to know each other and enjoyed a sense of shared purpose and camaraderie.|
|Students who could spare a dollar or two contributed to a relief fund for victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.|