There’s a better way

This video of cyclist Michael Guerra sums up pretty much all of the recommendations I make on this blog. And it’s also a good reminder of how we should approach anything important.

He didn’t break established rules. He didn’t cheat. Not sure it’s so safe for him, but he didn’t appear to put anyone else at risk. He just considered that maybe what everyone else was doing wasn’t the best way. And that opened the door to finding a smarter, better, harmless way to get where he wanted to go.

Maybe the prestige-obsessed, overworked, over-scheduled, under-rested, over-test-prepped, anxiety-filled rite of passage isn’t the best way to prepare for college and for life?