A Gawker-reading FrontBurnervian passed along this item that I somehow missed: A Plano West Senior High grad (see Update below), soon-to-be Princeton Tiger, named “Stephany Her RoyalHighness” gave some life advice to her future classmates on a Facebook discussion board. IvyGate found it, and then Gawker picked it up, and now I pass it along to you. Why the passalong? Because it includes such inspiring morsels as these:
Try everything once: Pilates, squash, open mic night, tantric sex. What do you have to lose? When you risk everything, you have anything to gain.
If someone says you can’t. Don’t answer. Walk away and prove them wrong.
You trip up and fall? Don’t lick your wounds–display them. It means you’re a competitor. You’re bleeding? You better hope you’re not anywhere close to carpet because there’s a lot more cuts where that came from. This is life– you fall down seven times, you get up eight.
This is the death of dynasty. The authorities may make the rules, they may think they have control, but we cannot forget we are Princeton. We are her blood and her bile. And we are the generation they have never seen before.
There’s also something in there about being Hitler the Fourth and Napolean the Fifth. Not sure how that works out. Anyway, good luck Stephany. And good luck, Stephany’s roommate.
Update: As commenter Malabar Jettison noted, Stephany ain’t from Plano West. Here’s the People Newspaper story about Stephany Xu of John Paul II in West Plano, and here’s Gawker’s tipster-fed update.