The author of my business law class textbook, who has a laundry list full of degrees and qualifications that put him at the top of the food chain of law, as far as I’m concerned. Had I not read the book’s preface to students, I probably wouldn’t have given him a second thought. By going a little deeper, though, I feel like I really understand why he needed to write the book. I understand his genuine need to fill our curiosities, and his hope that as students, we actually take something we can use from this class. His whole goal is to get us students to think outside the box, to ask questions, to challenge the status quo.
That second look at his personal message at the start of the book helped me identify with the author, and in some small way probably changed the way I’ll look at business law from here on out. With a brand new adventure in small-business management on my plate, I can only hope that someone will do the same for me someday. I can only hope that my glimmer of difference and passion shines through the haystack of wedding photographers in this world, enough to garner that second look.