My wife and I lived in Washington D.C. for a couple years, and would frequently visit a hardware store called Frager’s. It was actually a pretty cool store that had a mom-and-pop feel to it. They had a friendly staff, and often times hosted cookouts and small neighborhood events.
One weekend, my brother-in-law happened to be in town, and we all decided to go to Frager’s. While at the store, a Frager’s employee approached my brother-in-law, and asked him if he knew what a Big Green Egg was. He said he didn’t, and in response, the Frager’s employee brought one out for all of us to see. This particular Frager’s employee was extremely excited about the Big Green Egg, and spent a couple minutes explaining all of its great benefits.
Right before we left, the Frager’s employee said “Yeah, these things are great… You know… First you buy a house, then a laptop, and then a Big Green Egg.” He said it so matter-of -fact that we all laughed.
After getting involved with Praxis, and reflecting on his statement, it reminds me of a thought I’m sure we’ve all had: “Yeah, college is great… You know… First you do well in high school, then you go to college, and then you get a job.” With each year that passes, it’s becoming more apparent that this is not the case. As has been referenced in other Praxis blogs posts, students are accumulating more debt, and earning less income upon graduation from college.
We often strive for security and acceptance; The secret formula for success. With a world that is becoming ever more complex and competitive, these safe paths to success are vanishing. Praxis will teach you to create your own path to success, and not wait for others to do it for you!