Here's something more energizing, from Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund, who spoke at Colgate University:
- Don’t feel entitled to anything you haven’t sweated or struggled for.
- Set thoughtful goals.
- Don’t wait around for someone to direct what you do. Take the initiative yourself.
- Don’t work just for money.
- Don’t be afraid of risk or criticism.
- Take parenting and family life seriously.
- Listen for the genuine in yourself.
- Never think life isn’t worth living.