On the beautiful and well-kept campus of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan sits this fantastic statue of the young man Abraham Lincoln. As you can see he is riding a horse but is totally preoccupied reading a book. It was a habit of Lincolns to read, read, read! His father (and others) may have counted him to be lazy. He would be found reading instead of doing “work.” I don’t think Abe was lazy at all. It’s true he didn’t care for farming and such. However, he also was reading for a purpose. He was self-educating as he prepared for his future. He was going to be President someday! (even though he didn’t know it at the time). If you visit the statue it is placed behind Jordan Hall. It is also, by the way, the same statue found at New Salem.