Is personal discipline something you can learn, or do you just have to be born with it? Why do we Americans think success is something each person can achieve and failure is “your own damn fault”? If we’re so obsessed with being positive, then why is there such negative chatter and downright meanness in current public talk? When did we get mean, or were we always that way and just needed the internet to make it impossible to dodge the truth?

Something Else:
“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” –W.E.B. DuBois, 1949