I finished my last class of the semester about 18 hours ago. It was my 45th year in the classroom. I believe that I taught most of my students a lot of accounting. I would hope, though, that I helped them see more about life than just my subject matter. Maybe I am wrong but I think 50 years ago college teachers were interested in more than the pure conveyance of subject matter. As I look at the weirdness of the current presidential race, I wonder whether we have come to focus too exclusively on subject matter.
So, I got up this Saturday morning and sent a final message to my students. Not sure if it will make them any different but, maybe, in a few cases, they will think about their future lives a bit differently.
To: My Accounting Students