I found this on Tom Peter's web site. As my daughters are both in school, one newly off to college, one a junior in high school, this quote caught my attention.
Tom writes: All of which gives special relevance to a great quote I recently came across from New York Times columnist Tom Friedman: "When I was growing up, my parents used to say to me: 'Finish your dinner—people in China are starving.' I, by contrast, find myself wanting to say to my daughters: 'Finish your homework—people in China and India are starving for your job.'"
Follow the link for the full posting and comments on Tom’s site.