Report cards, college applications, résumés. There’s always someone to please in the next step of life – teachers, bosses, award panels, etc. – and for the most part, we know what it takes to please them. The tests we study for, the extracurriculars we amass, the accolades we collect – is it out of genuine interest or to check off another box on some gigantic list of life?
But in the end, who’s really looking? And what will they say?