Amy Poehler addressed the Harvard Class of 2011 last week, delivering some well-timed jokes, and thought-inspiring advice. She says this:
You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration; other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own.
Poehler says to “find a group of people to challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” I’ve found this to be 100% true. It’s also been the subject of many conversations of mine, especially amongst my lady friends. The people you surround yourself with strongly dictate the content of your conversations, how you learn and inform yourself, and the support (and food) you need to grow. The Hairpin’s Ask A Lady agrees:
You’re never gonna be able to navigate–manipulate, even, can we hope?–the jerkcircus if you are not fiercely caring for and letting yourself be cared for by other exhausted, angry, lovely women, because that’s the only context where that exhaustion and anger are going to be a bonding, rather than a distancing force
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