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 sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, I've had some people tell me to focus my attention on one or two things, while some others say I should try to be open to everything. Which is right?
A: Both. There is a difference between floundering around, hoping something will interest you or hoping that a career or a hobby will reach up and bite you, and experimenting and experiencing life to find out what you like. I think you should try as much as you can, especially something that is outside of the box. It's the only way you will learn.
-- Barry Courter