Sunny对《Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be》的笔记(1)

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
  • 书名: Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
  • 作者: Frank Bruni
  • 副标题: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
  • 页数: 224
  • 出版社: Grand Central Publishing
  • 出版年: 2015-3-17
  • 第6页
    But for every person whose contentment and fulfillment come from faithfully executing a predetermined script, there are at least ten if not a hundred who had to rearrange the pages and play a part they hadn't expected to, in a theater they hadn't envisioned. Lie is defined by little snags and big setbacks; success is determined by the ability to distinguish between the two and rebound from either. And there's no single juncture, no one crossroads, on which everything hinges.
    College has no monopoly on the ingredients fro professional success or for a life well lived.
    page 10
    But it can't be divorced from a chapter of American life and a corrosion of American discourse in which not just Chevrolet and Cartier but everyday imaginable is subdivided into microclimates of privilege and validation.
    Page 11
    "Life is something that happens slowly, and whether or not they go to their first choice isn't that important," he noted.
    "They should be thinking more about what they'are going to do with their lives," he continued, "And what college is supposed to do is to allow you to live more fully in your time." It's supposed to prime you for the next chapter of learning, and for the chapter beyond that. It's supposed to put you in touch with yourself, so that you know more about our strengths, weaknesses and values and can use that information as your mooring and compass in a tumultuous, unpredictable world. It's supposed to set you on your way, and if you expect it to be a guarantee forevermore of smooth sailing, then you've got trouble infinitely greater than any rejection notice.
    page 13
    Dear Matt,
    On the night before you receive your first college response, we wanted to let you know that we could not be any prouder of you than we are today. Whether or not you get accepted does not determine how proud we are of everything you have accomplished and the wonderful person you have become. That will not change based on what admissions officers decide about your future. We will celebrate with joy wherever you get accepted - and the happier you are with those response, the happier we will be. But your worth as a person, a student and our son is not diminished or influenced in the least by what these college have decided.
    if it does not go your way, you'll have a different route to get where you want. There is not a single college in this country that would not be lucky to have you, and you are capable of succeeding at any of them.
    We love you as deep as the ocean, as high as the sky, all the way around the world and back again - and to wherever you are headed.
    mom and dad
    2017-01-30 10:46:41 回应

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