Instead of focusing on the dark Disney history of White Wilderness and the treatment and perpetuation of the lemming suicide myth—or the timeless game named after these misunderstood, Arctic rodents—we should instead look to the wry comments below about young start ups.
I was interested to read the words of Bill Gates this last week when he related, on his blog gatesnotes (“Help Wanted: 11 Million College Grads”):
This spring more than 2 million students across the US are doing something I’ve never done. They’re graduating from college.
That’s an achievement we should all celebrate. Although I dropped out of college and got lucky pursuing a career in software, getting a degree is a much surer path to success.
College graduates are more likely to find a rewarding job, earn higher income, and even, evidence shows, live healthier lives than if they didn’t have degrees. They also bring training and skills into America’s workforce, helping our economy grow and stay competitive. That benefits everyone.
It’s just too bad that we’re not producing more of them.
Stay in school kids. And if you are a kid, enjoy your summer break! Unless you are in year round school. If so—enjoy being in Disneyland when everyone else is in school!
Just don’t think about the lemmings.
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