Showing posts from September, 2014

You Don't Say

At the end of a recently completed CPR certification class, the instructor said, "with this training, you will now be held responsible if you are in a situation where medical assistance is needed and you do nothing." Suddenly I imagined coming upon one of the terrible scenes we had been discussing. I'm standing there with my hands in my pockets waiting for someone else to take action, knowing all the while exactly what needs to be done. Although it may seem like a no-brainer, it got me thinking about the responsibility that goes along with knowledge and how many of us try to blend in with the crowd when we are equipped to make a difference. Interestingly, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that in 2010, only 27.3 percent of college graduates actually held jobs that were related to their majors. Why would we do that? Why would we go through the time, expense and effort of learning something without putting it to use? I submit that we all a