Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
"The fiftieth time my parents sent me off at the Shanghai Pudong Airport was also the first time I noticed from the view of their backs how much they had aged.
My mind went blank, my body stopped moving, and my tears streamed down my face.
For ten years, I had thought that the best way to repay my parents was to build a successful career, one they could be proud of. I managed the world's largest casino resort, won the management contract for the world's tallest hotel, and got accepted into the best schools.
I thought my parents were happy.
But I was never there for my family when they needed me the most.
I never asked.
How can I live my one wild and precious life if I cannot even make people who I love most happy?
Now, my dream is to build the best elderly care service for older generations like my parents and grandparents, making them still feel the love even when their most loved ones are away.
I want to spread love through the best service around the world. As Mother Teresa said 'The fruit of faith is love, and the fruit of love is service.'" —Yushu Zhou (MBA 2014)
Each year we ask MBA students a question taken from the last lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver. Read more: http://hbs.me/1Y1m21T