O'Doherty: From now on you can call me Madeleine
Published 21/06/2015 | 02:30
Anyone who has ever spent time in the States will know those recruiting ads for the military which feature the catchy slogan: "Be all you can be."
We might not be particularly willing to take life lessons from the Pentagon, but the idea of being all that you can be certainly offers a better message than telling kids that they can be anything they want to be, if only they want it badly enough.
The problem with the latter message is that it fails to take basic common sense into account.