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Be the kind of people who need minimal governance

Kenny Sholl

Be the kind of people who need minimal governance, not draconian responses!

Men of McCallie,

This is a line pulled from one of my AWTTW pieces back in March of 2014. The reason for the essay that week was a lack of attention to detail regarding the dress code. I confess this is something that happens almost every year….to include this one. It is addressed, you guys get it and we move on. My purpose in bringing this up in 2020 is prompted by a completely different set of circumstances.

Our experiences these past two weeks have shown me that you are the kind of people mentioned above:

We are really not taking attendance, but you are “in” class.

You have gladly done everything in your power to help your teachers.

You have consistently considered the greater good over what you have lost.

I am sure you saw the interviews and heard the quotes from some of the “Spring Breakers” after the beaches were closed:

“This is my time. I don’t care if I get the virus. I am young and I will be fine”.....was the common theme of those who were interviewed.

Take note of the key words; “my”, “don’t care”, “I will”.  Improper use of and actions that often go with these words lead to draconian responses, because they are selfish. If we are selfless, put others first and consider the greater good, then we require minimal governance.  You are people, McCallie Men, who require minimal governance and you are displaying this at a time when it is needed the most. 

I am extremely proud of and grateful to you,

Dean Sholl