i just completed i was told there'd be cake by sloane crosley －
a quirky assemblage of essays, some more enjoyably so than others.
but one insightful paragraph hit my funny bone － the wry portion,
not the silly side － so i thought i'd share it ...
regarding expectations following high school:
you had to do more － go to college, pick a major, get a boyfriend,
a job, an interesting scar, a dream house, an educated position on the death penalty.
suddenly, you had more mail, more keys, more passwords, more toiletries.
and all for less praise.
people are less quick to applaud as you grow older.
life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo,
and goes downhill from there.
a rather pessimistic perspective, yes,
but funny, no?
today, praise someone who deserves it! :)
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