What are you going to do with that?
An essay adapted from a talk delivered to a freshman class at Stanford University in May 2010.
Moral imagination is hard, and it’s hard in a completely different way than the hard things you’re used to doing. And not only that, it’s not enough. If you’re going to invent your own life, if you’re going to be truly autonomous, you also need courage: moral courage. The courage to act on your values in the face of what everyone’s going to say and do to try to make you change your mind.
— William Deresiewicz
Be sure to read the smart comments that balance out the article really well.