Another lesson for the little ones

I thought of another thing to add to my list of things to teach every kid.
Teach them to ski. It's one of those sports that's much easier to learn when you're young and fearless. I never tried it until I was in college, and young kids without ski poles were flying circles past me. It looked so simple from the gondola, too. I told my friends to take me straight to the blues. No worries, I can handle this. I don't need a lesson.
That entire first run down the mountain, I suffered more spectacular crashes than Internet stocks in 2001. Skiing is one of those sports in which fear is a huge deterrent to improvement. Kids are physically indestructible and immune to such concerns.