“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”—
2011-04-28 We first covered the Reading Battle ch.9 “This Land Is Our Land” and worked out some pronunciation issues. Then we went on to the reading passage on page 51 and had a discussion afterward on some regretful decisions we’ve made in the past. Lastly we discussed some changes that people make for themselves that may have happened consciously, subconsciously or both.