December 11, 2007

Expectations are Powerful


Expectations are so powerful that we often live up to them. I remember being in college one day, thinking how did I get here? Well, I had the means, and it was expected of me. So, mostly, I just followed that route. I was expected to drink socially. I was expected to never do drugs. I was expected to get good grades. I was expected to abstain from sex. And I just kind of followed these expectations.

So, while I understand the argument that kids are going to have sex and that we better do whatever we can to make it safe for them to do so...

I also believe that by schools providing free contraception, we are saying that we expect you to have sex. And expectations are powerful.

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