Follow Your Calling

For those planning their college careers, and for those guiding them, we offer career advice from the April 17, 1903 Skidmore Standard:

Happy is the man who learns early in life what he is best fitted for and who bends all his energies to preparing himself more thoroughly for the particular vocation to which his abilities can be best applied.  No use spoiling a good farmer to make a poor preacher or a good merchant to become an ordinary lawyer, doctor or teacher.  If each should know for what he is best fitted and devote his energies to becoming proficient in that particular line, there would be far fewer failures and far greater contentment in the world.  Teachers can do much to help pupils discover for themselves what calling in life would be most suitable for them to follow.  They should strive to be helpful in this way.

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