It is Monday morning. I am just back from my sister's graduation in Vilnius, Lithuania. I find myself in my working desk at the University of Antwerp. As I enjoy the sweet taste of a croissant and the refined Italian espresso, I notice how the scent of bitter coffee reminds me the fate of life: bitter and sweet at the same time.
There's a real conflict in the messages that go out to young girls: on the one hand it's study hard, become someone important, invest in your career and be independent, and on the other hand you have the wedding industry and the society magazines saying: get married, that will be the most important day of your life, that will define you and validate you.
I have written and spoken many times about the fiduciary responsibilities that we have as adults today. We are "trustees" of our children. We must protect and safeguard them so that more young Victor Casillas Valles can graduate from USF and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. Loving and protecting our children is the greatest love of all.