Perhaps you’ve heard about the college student’s letter that changed her parent’s perspective?
Dear mom and dad,
Just thought I’d drop you a note to update you on my plans:
I have fallen in love with a man who calls himself Bruno. He quit high school in the 11th grade to get married. About a year ago they got divorced because he said “she didn’t take good care of him.” We’ve been going steady for two months and planned to get married in the fall. Until then, I’ve decided to move into his studio. I might be pregnant. No worries mom and dad. Bruno is really smart
and he doesn’t believe in car payments so he has a Harley for both of us to ride on. We haven’t figured where to put the baby’s car seat yet. We also are excited about the piercing studio that he
is trying to start. We’ll be able to work there all day while the baby sleeps.
Anyway, I dropped out of school last week although I’d like to finish college in the future.
Dad I want you to know that everything I just told you is false. But it is true that I got a C- in French, and it is true that I flunked out in math and it is true that I’m going to need more money for tuition payments.
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Our whole group loved the session and talked about it for the next few days. In fact we still have fun with the color thing.
We’ve been fortunate to have Bill Gallagher at our last two conferences. Bill brings a professional and non-threatening approach to his team-building workshops.
Our staff gave the workshop high marks because what we learned could be applied to both the personal and professional aspects of our lives. The material was though provoking without being threatening.