Like many people, I was a teenage malcontent, minus the rebellion, often uncomfortable with who I was and what was happening around me. At various times, I worked hard to become somebody new and improved: class vice president, even though I was terrified of public speaking; field hockey player, though I couldn’t run a mile without wheezing. And though, even back then, these goals did not define my life – or really solve anything – had I ever felt perfectly content, I might not have been so motivated to push myself, both in school and later on.
High school and its discontents
Rhode Island student Jessica Ahlquist was right to force Cranston High School West to take down a prayer banner--it’s just the main reason she wanted it down that’s wrong.
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