In 2016, I was at my cousin's house. At that time, a red book on the shelf caught my attention with the words, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris. I was curious about it, and I asked my cousin what the book was about. He explained some things that he had learned from reading the book and how it was about a rebellion against low expectation.
Then he asked me if I would like to borrow it to read.
I said, "Yes."
When I returned home, I began reading Do Hard Things. This book changed my life forever.
Here are 3 things that stood out about teens:
- Teens are not expected to Do Hard Things because adults and teens alike often think that the teen years are days that they can party, play video games, etc.
- Teens are expected by adults to get serious about going to college, getting a job, etc.
- Teens are not expected to do stuff that is "only adult business".
These are two of my favorite quotes from the book:
"The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility,” we had told the columnist. “They are the training ground of future leaders who dare to be responsible." ― Alex Harris,
“Courage is not the absence of fear. It is rather not letting your fear control your actions.” ― Brett Harris,
For more information about this book, go to The Rebelution