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2021

· New year,Stories

Anyone else ready for a New Year? A New Year with more hope, more grace, and always—more gratitude. What will be your story in 2021? How will you frame your experiences? What will you contribute? Here are a few approaches:

BE YOUR OWN STORY

Toni Morrison, Commencement Speech, Wellesley College (2004)

"Being your own story means you can always choose the tone. It also means that you can invent the language to say who you are and what you mean ... I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art."

THINK CRITICALLY

David Foster Wallace, Commencement Speech, Kenyon College (2005)

"'Learning how to think' really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot or will not exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed."

TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

President Barack Obama, Commencement Speech, Barnard College (2012)

"Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table." 

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