The last story in a recently re-broadcast episode of This American Life, about the college student, brought me to tears.  As a first generation college student – yes, yes, ten thousand times, yes.  It’s hard to be “the one” who leaves.  “The one” who goes on to grad school.  And sometimes, it really does feel like you’ve been duped into buying into a dream, and if you had never been duped, you would be just like everyone else and you would really be happy.  For every time I’ve ever wondered if I was a fool to walk this road, I’ve had a thousand moments of bliss where I can’t imagine ever picking another for myself.

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