It's no secret that I don't look back fondly on my high school experience. It took a long time for me to realize that it was okay that I didn't fit into the typical mold. At my 10 year reunion, I was asked what my favorite memory of HS was? Well, that's an easy one!
The quote above was on the front of one of my graduation cards and it's stuck with me ever since. I interpret Thoreau's advice to mean that it's totally okay for me to be interested in things other people aren't. Just because we like different things or have different aspiration for our future doesn't make one right and one wrong.
It's all about living your life and going for your dreams.
Whatever they may be!