THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.
Q: Dad, what is the biggest mistake in life?
A: That's pretty broad. Sticking your figure in a light socket is dumb. Taking a big sip of the first thing you grab from the fridge at 3 a.m. can be nasty. Don't ask me how I know either of these. But, I'd say not trying something out of fear of failure is right up there, too. Anyone I've ever met who did something great took a risk, or many risks.