1. The AtlanticCaitlin Flanagan9/18/189 min
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    The Atlantic
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    • DellwoodBarker2 years ago

      Powerful Powerful Powerful


      Teenagers make mistakes, some of them serious. One measure of a kid’s character is what he or she does afterward. Take another look at the note at the top of this essay. I can’t remember why I would have asked him to sign my yearbook. He was in my new boyfriend’s circle of friends, so maybe he was at the same parties and events I went to. Reading the note now, as a 56-year-old woman, I think it’s an astonishing thing for an 18-year-old kid to have written; it took courage and self-reflection. But that was not his only apology.

      I would’ve pasted all the rest that comes after but it is would be the whole ending.

      Also a 10 minute read that reads swiftly as a credit to the writing.

      • shortstuff1062 years ago

        I agree and this is the part that so many others miss

    • Pegeen
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      2 years ago

      This was very well written. I liked the approach - using her own situation to segway into the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. I know it has passed but her point about young people making mistakes and the difference between truly feeling sorry and apologizing or doing nothing was felt strongly here by me.