Things people said, that I thought you should hear.
Rather than face the reality of their challenge—that they were going to have to spend thousands of doubt-choked hours working to improve and absorb tons of rejection and live in a state of economic and creative insecurity—they defaulted to a more convenient reality: that such anthologies are full of hacks whose success (as one student was later kind enough to explain to me) boils down to nepotism.
In other words, because they felt overmatched, they assumed a posture of superiority.”
For some reason, just before my senior year began, I threw the greater percentage of my caution to the wind and began to spend.
Stuff people said to me, that I thought you should hear.
I can’t believe I put myself in this situation, but the great thing about America is you don’t have to flee from a war-torn country (yet), so all problems seem manageable in that light. —Mimi
Why do I need to have a place beaten into me? —John
A real woman has secrets. —Laurel
You know how they say ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?’ Well, the good news is, there’s always lemons. —David
At our age…really, past the age of 19…nobody’s looking for just friends. —Erin
I think sometimes emotional laziness can save our lives. —Hunter