My favorite part of the book, is not a quote rather it is a though. In the first chapter he mentions his mentors. And as he is speaking about them he comes to a realization of how he has had mentors in the past. He tells us that throughout his life, during critical moments, he has had someone there to guide him in a way that would make him a stronger person and a better teacher. However he came to a point in his life that where he was waiting for a mentor to come along and guide him through this problem. But the mentor never came. Later he came to realize that instead of a mentor coming his way, he was the one who had to be the mentor. This got him through this part of his life a different way than in the past but was equally effective.
When i was reading about this, it brought me back to helping the first years at the beginning of the semester. As we are in our last year of school, we are used to having upper years to turn to to encourage us to keep going. However this is not the case. We are now the upper year and we need to do what they did for us and mentor the younger group and encourage them to get through this program. While critiquing the first years i realized that i have learned a lot through the years and if i did not have the chance to work with them, i probably would have not looked at all i have learned and not have focused on what makes me a strong designer.