I wrote Jack a letter for Christmas (I do that every year). And I shared the following advice for when he heads to college:
1) Don’t put off your work.
2) Don’t get fat.
3) Don’t get into debt
4) Don’t smoke
I’ve got a deal with both boys (credit to Devin Moberg) where on the day they graduate college, if they haven’t ever smoked a cigarette, I will hand them a check for $1000.
OK…but because it was a big list of “don’t” — I ended with:
But more important is what you SHOULD do. And the answer is…everything. Go explore. Go try things. Go make mistakes. Say yes to the world. Say yes to weird offers. Say yes to pretty girls. In fact, those things I don’t want you to do are really there because they’ll limit your ability to do the million other things that are out there. Go have adventures. LOTS of them. Life is short – go live the crap out of it!
So that’s what I had. Gimme your college advice for the boy.