Purely based on the multitude of almost identical candidate statements, it’s hard to distinguish what makes each individual unique. I ultimately found myself asking: “Why should I vote for you?”
The majority — if not all — Princeton students are used to flourishing in a scholastic setting. Thus, when we first receive grades or feedback lower than expected, it can be both a bit of a shock and an opportunity to reevaluate priorities.
I propose a challenge to the reader: the next time you go on vacation to a different country, don’t forget to seek out its rich history and interesting heritage. Treat it like you’re doing research.
As a society, we can’t pursue progress if we don’t seek out thoughts, theories, and ideas from unexpected sources. We need variety in our opinions in order to escape the echo chamber and initiate innovation, whether that leads to reaffirming our beliefs or completely changing our perspectives.