If you were giving a commencement speech today who would you tell students to emulate?
J. Westenberg 🌈

I wouldn’t. I would tell them not to ‘emulate’ anyone, but to find pieces from things they read, from life experience, from the lives of others, that truly resonate, and to build a life on that resonance, knowing that it changes form year to year.

Creating a ‘hero’ also creates the ‘feet of clay’ that will one day topple that projection into dust. That is a maturation experience and part of the process, yes, but why set it up at all?