rebelling against low expectations

AuthorJosiah DeGraaf

is a high school English teacher and literature nerd who fell in love with stories when he was young and hasn’t fallen out of love ever since. In his free time, he enjoys nerding out over theology, ranting about Christian fiction, and obsessing over superhero films. He currently serves as the fiction content manager of the Young Writer’s Workshop and writes fantasy short stories at his website.

The Most Important Things I Did at College Weren’t in the Classroom

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“I would rather you stay up with a friend who needs help than finish your essay for my class on time.” These weren’t the words I expected to hear from a college professor on the first day of class. She was not only telling us she was fine with us putting off assignments, but she was encouraging us to do so. When most books and articles advising for college focus on the importance of studying or...

Three Types of Books I Don’t Regret Reading in High School

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I spent a lot of time reading in high school. Not everything was worth reading. It wasn’t reading books with problematic content. But I read many forgettable books that didn’t impact my spiritual or intellectual life. It isn’t bad to read books just because they’re enjoyable—in moderation there’s a value in stories that offer simple entertainment. But the best books not only delight us, but also...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →

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