I stumbled across this quote yesterday from Antoine de Saint Exupery, the author of “The Little Prince,” and I just had to write about it somehow. Here’s the quote:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
I’m not sure if the Whitehall Rowing program is still happening in New York, but I’m an enthusiatic supporter. Personal disclosure: I worked for the Board of Education NYC for three years and then resigned because of an oppressive principal. I wish I there had been a Harbor School back then. Here’s more on Harbor School.