Figure out what you - as an individual - value. Not the things that our society, parents, religion, corporate culture, pop culture or even friends believe to be valuable. The things that inspire a deeply intrinsic childlike happiness in you. These are the things that matter - let them guide you. Never compromise them. Even - and especially - when that means walking away from opportunities, careers or lifestyles that are coveted by so many, yet accessible only to a select few. There is no happiness to be found at the end of another man's road. Follow your gut, never your ego. Stay weird... and stay gold, Ponyboy.
Katie K, '07CC