From Boys to the Man: Obama Takes Questions From Young Minorities

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To Thine Ownself Be True

When you’re young, it is natural to care a lot about what your peers think of you. That’s that’s just human. And there’s nothing wrong with that.… But I do think that as you get older, part of what you have to determine is what’s important to you. Who are you? How do you want to live? What are the principles that you abide by? What’s the “North Star” that steers you, so that when things happen that aren’t always according to plan, and when you have tough times and when you are struggling, what is it that’s going to keep you going and keep your bearings?


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