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Ambition

Are you happy, Mr. Superman? In public school we were taught not to be too ambitious. Career aptitude tests pushed you into mediocre jobs, guidance counselors encouraged you not to reach too high in your college applications, and my peers laughed at the few people who had “big goals.” School today is the attempt to […]

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Enough Mediocre

If you’re upset about mediocrity around you, the best thing you can do is to opt out of the mediocre, stop praising it, and make something great yourself. Be the trend.

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It will get better for you

I had a conversation with a 21 year-old friend in Austin recently about how old he’ll feel when he’s my age (25) and how worried he is about the next few years. It struck me during the conversation how much I felt the same at that age and how differently I feel now. 25 is […]

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Against the Gods

  I was excited to receive a new piece a while back from my friend and artist Hannah Phillips depicting the Greek god Ares. Though he himself isn’t anything directly meaningful to me, Ares is the god I remember most because he was wounded by┬áDiomedes, the only man in Greek literature to wound two immortal […]

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