I remember my first journalism class with Joseph Boyce, former senior editor of the Wall Street Journal.
One of the first things he said to us is, “the Midwest is the land of good enough.”
I was enraged.
“Good enough? Who does he think he is,” I thought.
I was a straight A student who also worked a full-time job to pay rent and support myself. Good enough wasn’t in my vocabulary.
As the years went on, I understood the weight of his words.