“What to say to young people nowadays who may be going through a difficult time? Try and climb every mountain, there is often a beautiful view at the top. You will train your muscles which will help you climb more difficult mountains in the future. Some climb them slower than others, if you can, help people to get to the top and do not give up if they slide back; encourage them and give them stepping stones.”
Ann Bless, NYT Life Report
I’ve been reading these since datebynumbers posted them. So insightful. It’s especially cool to read people who grew up under similar circumstances (sheltered, lower class, very shy) and see how they got out: luck, self-confidence, and hard work.