Tuesday’s Big Idea
Back to School
No matter what field you choose to enter -- whether it is finance or the arts -- you will benefit greatly from the guidance of a mentor.
Mentors perform a variety of duties for you, whether it is teaching you about a specific issue in business or life; helping you develop a particular skill; opening up networks and resources that will facilitate your growth and challenging you to move out of your comfort zone.
And yet, one of the most fundamental tasks of a mentor is to provide empathy. After all, as the comedian Margaret Cho testifies to Big Think, the simple advice of someone who cares about you is something you will hold onto for life.