Thursday, April 17, 2008
Do Hard Things--Teens Fighting Low Expectations
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris is a must-read for all teens and their parents. The first paragraph reads,
Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last.
Well, we do.
These two boys have walked the walk. They moved across country when they were only sixteen to intern at the Alabama Supreme Court. At seventeen, they directed the grass-roots campaign for Alabama state politicians. They "recruited teenagers at almost every level of the capaign and encouraged them to take on high-level responsibility.... By the time the campaign was over, teens had not only worked tousands of hours on the campaign, but had also put together the largest grass-roots operation in any Alabama race that season."
What did you do last summer?
These nineteen-year-old homeschooled twins want to challenge their entire generation to do "hard things." Society doesn't expect much from teens, but that doesn't mean teens aren't capable. Alex and Brett want to challenge you to change the world. "It's about something God is doing in the hearts and minds of our generation.... It's about rebelling against low expectations."
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