I haven’t been posting much the past few days. I’ve been spending my time with high school and university students and it’s always a worthwhile and fulfilling experience.
I began my week by lecturing at Chapman University in the city of Orange. It’s always a joy to speak to young students and it’s always a reminder that not too many years ago I was one of the young students sitting in the back of the lecture hall. On Wednesday afternoon I had the opportunity to meet with another marvelous group of gifted high school students from Arizona. It’s always a delight to share my life and career with these talented young people. I can’t help but be positive in my chat with them because they’re all filled with such hope, eagerness and enthusiasm. You can see it in their eyes and it’s a reminder of a time when I shared the same kind of youthful optimism.
One thing did catch my attention, however. You can probably see it in the photograph posted below. It would appear that the majority of the students are young women. Perhaps it’s not a big deal, however it was an interesting observation. Are more women attending college these days or are young men simply not as interested in higher education? Judging by what I observed at Chapman University Tuesday morning it would appear women are going to be running things in the not too distant future. When I consider the way things are today, I guess that’s not a bad idea.