During what is now a decade of teaching creativity, I've presented an assignment that helps students define their goals.
Write hypothetical newspaper headlines describing your achievement of four goals — one each for four aspects of your life: personal, family, community, and business.
To read about this assignment (and complete it for yourself), click here.
A Student Hits Paydirt
In last Wednesday's New York Times, a front-page story caught my eye: "Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military" by James Dao describes how Atheists and Freethinkers seek equality in our armed services.
Well, the special treat for me is that this is just the sort of headline students like Jason have submitted in our creativity classes.
This is the first time I've woken up and seen a student actually land an ambitious headline in the newspaper. And the Times, no less. And the front page!
Why is this "A Goal (Partly) Reached"?
Because Jason and MAAF have much work ahead of them. The article isn't their ultimate goal.
I presume Jason has another headline planned. You can easily imagine what it might be.
I salute a favorite veteran. I appreciate Jason Torpy's ethical service to our country.