Posted by Francis Pellicciaro
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” - As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen. This quote comes from an essay by a British philosophical writer who is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. More than 100 years after the essay was published, the same quote was typed out in bright red lettering in the PowerPoint presentation of a former prisoner telling college students about how higher education had helped change his life. The higher education experience that he cited as helping him the most was called Corrections: an Inside-Out Course. It is an Ohio State class where students visit the Southeastern Correctional Institute once each week and take a class together with people who are incarcerated.