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Service: The One Thing You Didn't Learn

My mother taught me not to place my elbows on the dinner table. My third-grade teacher taught me multiplication tables. A girl named Sheila taught me how to kiss in high school. Of course, my list could ramble on forever—touting the teachings I received from my professors at school, in Europe, and in California. And from there I could talk about skills I was taught and learned as my career evolved. Basically, like you, I’ve been taught and have learned many things.

The other day I was asked a question, however, that struck a nerve and made me ponder: “Ron, when were you taught to serve?”