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Mitch Harrison

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What should I really do with my youth? I'm 18, and I want to really learn. Advice from any adults out there?

I am a senior in high school, just two weeks from graduation. If I end up going to college, I know that I definitely want to take a year or so off. I want to really learn things first hand. I want to see the world and study cultures and people. If anyone out there has been there and can reflect back, I would love to hear from you. What should I study? Where should I go? What should I really think about? I want to give the rest of my life a boost and give myself a solid foundation in my youth. Thank you in advance for your help.


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  • May 30 2012: Mitch:
    Fill your head and your hands. People and governments may be able to physically take everything away from you and imprison you. However, the ideas, thoughts, knowledge and memories placed in your mind will be yours forever. Use your hands to build yourself and others a better world to live in despite the potential tyranny of others.
    Always live free!

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