I Want to Be a Nobody

I was talking to my good wife about some young ladies in our church who are graduating college and grad school this year, and my eight-year-old overheard me. She asked me what grad school was.

“Some people pursue advanced education after college,” I said. “That’s what you get in grad school. In fact, some jobs require you to have advanced training.”

“Like doctors and lawyers,” said the wife.

“Some people get advanced education that isn’t tied directly to a job,” I continued. “I thought about going to grad school myself, but I didn’t. I guess I could still go, but I haven’t.”

My little girl asked, “You didn’t go to grad school?”


“Why didn’t you go to grad school? Because you didn’t want to be anybody?”

“No, I decided not to.”

“I don’t want to be anybody either.”

That’s my girl, striving for excellence right out of the nursery.

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