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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Do Hard Things

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 ThingsThis book changed my life forever.

Here are 3 things that stood out about teens:

  1. 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.
  2. Teens are expected by adults to get serious about going to college, getting a job, etc.
  3. Teens are not expected to do stuff that is "only adult business". 
I am reminded every day that us teens have a responsibility to be an example to the world.

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 HarrisDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations 

“Courage is not the absence of fear. It is rather not letting your fear control your actions.” ― Brett HarrisDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

For more information about this book, go to The Rebelution

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