I've gotten more and more into the tech and happenings in social networks, so I came across this video through my scobleizer feed. Don't know what that is, don't worry. The point of this post isn't really about the tech, it's about the kid. You know what, I could have been this kid, lots of people I've met could have been this kid - if they were born in Silicon Valley. As a parent, one of my goals is to give my kids every opportunity, not everyTHING, but every opportunity. Where I grew up it was all about sports for kids, football, baseball, yadda, yadda, yadda. I don't want my kids to grow up that way, they want to do art camp - cool. This summer my son did lots and lots of science camps and he was OKAY about it, but not crazy. His best friend on the other hand is a natural-born scientist. I hope he follows that. If my daughter wants to become an artist that is fine, a fashion designer (she has loved shoes since age ONE) that is fine, a doctor, great. Recently, we had a conversation about why there were no women on our Presidents placemat and she decided to become President. I, of course, am fine with that too. The only thing I won't let her do is date, but other than THAT!!!
I think we can all learn something from this video and that is that kids can do more than we give them credit for, in other countries kids my son's age are already speaking two or three languages for instance. Anyway, here is a video introduction of a kid that I don't consider "inspirational", I consider him....introduced. Introduced to the world at large.