I couldn't agree more. I take it a bit further, not just education but self esteem as well and teach them to be a bit of a go-getter. Too many people have education but the ones that stand out are the ones that go a bit beyond that.

You have no idea what it has cost me to have such low self esteem. I have education, lots of it. My parents never pushed me to do anything beyond just going to school. I stayed at a long time at a job that was below my skill level because I didn't have enough courage to change.

I also agree with the parents that just "love" their kids. Yeah, they love them but also give them no tools to succeed. Don't get me started on that one...