You... Your Degree... and The Wizard of OZ

You... Your Degree... and The Wizard of OZ

Do you remember when you were a child watching that incredible movie: “The Wizard of Oz”? (Based upon the novel by L. Frank Baum) Let us use our imaginations to travel back in time for a minute to consider one of the most important events which took place in that story.

As the story goes, Dorothy and party finally met up with the Wizard toward the end of the film and Dorothy insisted that he live up to his end of a bargain they had made. She demanded that the wizard grant all of their wishes as agreed. Do you recall that the scarecrow wanted "a brain?"

The following is the advice that the Wizard of Oz imparted to the scarecrow :

"Back where I come from we have Universities...seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers...and when they come out they think deep thoughts, and with no more brains than you have. BUT, they have one thing you haven't got...A DIPLOMA."

"What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
- Van Goeth

You... Your Degree... and The Wizard of OZ Used by permission estate of: L. Frank Baum