I know how much it feels like what happens here is gonna dictate the path of the rest of your life, but let me be clear. If you don’t get into Harvard or Yale, or even if you do get into those schools, your numbers and your test scores and your statistics; they’re not as important your growth as a human being, your relationships with other people, the risks you’re willing to take. If you’re learning, you’re growing, you’re getting smarter, you’re gonna do better in life even if you’re numbers aren’t reflecting it. And if you’re grades are great then, fantastic, you keep that up but please make sure that you are becoming great as a person as well. They don’t grade you, on your SATs or at Oxford, on how you treat other people, on how your react to real-life conflict or stress, on how you handle success or failure, and often that’s gonna go a long way in what you accomplish in this world.
My mission is to MAKE school worth it for generations of kids to come.