Have you ever been told that "money is the root of all evil"? I'd bet money you have. (Pun intended. It was a bad pun, I know.) Anyway, I've heard that phrase enough times to forget what the Bible actually says. It doesn't say "money is the root of all evil", it says "the love of money is the root of all evil".
Today was the first time that I've shopped on a Black Friday. I didn't get up at the crack of dawn or anything, but I got to thinking about this particular day and how it might be perceived the wrong way. (Because, what else are you supposed to do while waiting in all of those long lines?)
Today was the final day of the FEE seminar as well as my final day ever attending this one in particular. I expressed this feeling in previous posts, but it’s definitely amazing how fast time goes by. Looking back to my first day at FEE, I didn’t know much about economics and I certainly didn’t know what to expect from the seminar.
I’ve decided that my favorite part of being at FEE is the discussion time. I feel that I learn much more through discussing, sharing my thoughts, and seeing how people respond. And that’s the key: how do people respond?
Today was the first day of my third year at the FEE seminar in Orange, CA. (It’s also going to be my last year which is sad but it’s time to move on.) I started attending FEE a few years ago because my dad was getting into economics and he heard about the seminars they put on for the youth, so, he told me about it and suggested that I went. It sounded interesting and I thought it would be a good experience so I chose to go. Obviously, I had a great time my first year so I decided to go back. Now it’s my third year, and it’s crazy thinking back to my first time.
I’m sad to say that FEEcon has officially come to an end. The past couple of days I learned from lots of people with great knowledge in the field of economics, libertarianism and creativity. Overall, it’s been an unforgettable experience being able to socialize with others with similar views.
My trip to Atlanta was no doubt painfully long but definitely worth the process. Being someone who hardly travels (and when I do, it’s never by plane) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect traveling across the country. However, my experience so far at FEEcon has been a great adventure both literally and educationally. Getting up at 4:00 in the morning Pacific Time wasn’t ideal, but, who am I to complain when I’m greeted with an amazing performance by a professional cellist, followed by a speech from the President of FEE?