This past winter, I took a course offered by DePauw called “The Skills of Happiness with Professor Doug Smith.” Having heard about these types of classes being offered at Yale and Harvard, I was eager to sign myself up and see what the fuss was all about. To my amazement, this class has changed my life and helped develop some tools that will stay with me throughout life.
Take a minute to think about who has had the most impact in your life. Why did you look up to them? Why did spending time with them mean so much? These questions will help you see why mentoring a young person is so important.