We walk at a rapid pace - the future is here today. Good and bad things go hand in hand - many times bad things win the everyday battle. These footsteps are preparing you for the tomorrows. It is frightening - where to turn, is everything going to workout. Decisions were up to the individual. There were none of the hand holding robots we have today [2012 and the future].
Junior year at UC Berkeley was tedious. The grades were better - more time to spend studying. But a change was coming. Everyone had to go into the military for two years. I dropped out of school and served in the military. They sent me where I didn't want to go. They wanted me to hate people I did not know. Each day was a full twenty four hours. At last, the release date arrived - Back to Berkeley to finish work towards a degree.
Now, the big step. Looking for a career. I did not realize it but the next direction was leading to a career in plants. At that time, the foundation was going to be a long divergent path. Plenty of ups and downs - hang on - it was a rapid fast paces trip. Ten years in a completely unrelated pursuit.
The final days at Berkeley I interviewed at BUROC - put on my one button row powder blue zoot suit. People kind of looked at me on campus- what the hell was this. The plastic interviewers couldn't believe their eyes. Looking back, I couldn't either. Needless to say, no one wanted me. Retailing was out - Macy's, Saks the other department stores were looking for top grades, not some ill prepared person. Big mistake on their part