“He works in the food court, I work at a Fortune 500 company.”
I failed as a father. My 17 year old is going to visit some colleges today.
Combining anecdotes from her own childhood with the voices of male and female rappers, anonymous posts on confessional apps (Yik Yak, Secret, Whisper), and demographic data regarding what’s wrong with millennials, Natalie Shields composes a portrait of a generation that…
Stop seeking validation from other people. Your worth is not, and never will be in this life, based on what others think about you.
I wish I knew beforehand just how many people were going to be in the exact same position as I was when I got to Cornell.
Pain is temporary, no matter how bad it feels now.
“Kevin’s dad wrote tuition checks and mailed them to me…his English teacher. This was a public school. When I gave it back to Kevin, voided, to give to his dad with a brief note explaining that this is a public school, Kevin got in trouble for trying to spend it at 711 after school.”
You were not made to be cookie cutter. You are not here to be like every other person you see.