So we shouldn't just endorse the ideal. That's meaninglessly easy. More of us should be investing in education, not just for our own children, but for tens of millions of children in countries like Haiti where their potential isn't being nurtured.
I herniated a disk in my lower back two weeks ago. But here's the thing: it happened while riding a motorcycle taxi to a meeting in a tent camp in Port-Au-Prince where 50,000 people live under tarps. So I can't much indulge in feeling sorry for myself.