published Friday, April 4th, 2014

Courter: Things I wish my kids would ask me

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Q: Dad, what is one of the biggest life lessons you've learned lately?

A: That there really isn't that much new under the sun. What I mean is, someone, somewhere has or is likely going through whatever you are, so rather than spend a lot of time reinventing the wheel, spend a little time looking for that person. Obviously, the Internet is a good source, but so are older people. I think we forget them as a resource sometimes, and that's a shame. When it comes to real life lessons, they've been there and done it many times over.

— Barry Courter

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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