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|Life's most difficult struggle|
What is life's greatest struggle? I believe that it is not knowing our purpose in life. Can you believe that a majority of us go through at least 12 years of school and still don't have a clue what our purpose is?
Why? Because our educational system doesn't include courses in goal-setting, time management, image building, and human communications in the curriculum. We have reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we are not taught in what areas of interest that we should apply this knowledge. I am being a little simplistic here, but I think that you get my point. How many of us had classes in high school that spent the majority of time encouraging students to find what it is that they loved to do? Some of us were fortunate enough to have had one of those gifted teachers who knew how to teach life lessons along with the subject matter.
Oh, but we all had these personality test that we took so often. I don't know who made the money off these test, but I always thought they were of little use. I took a personality test three times; and each time, I did not register strongly enough in any categories. In other words, I did not fit in a box.
For the full column, see Page 6A of this week's Citizen.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com.