I am the child of immigrants. This shaped me and two things which my parents passed down – one unconsciously and one consciously – are:

  1. That the class system is for other people and literally means nothing.
  2. That education is your ticket to freedom.

Education was how I would make my life, gain my independence, and secure my future. It is what would expand my mind, introduce me to views which matched my own, introduce me to view which wouldn’t, and introduce me to views I hadn’t even thought of. However my life and upbringing never meant that I had to fight to get an education, like Tara Westover. She fought tooth and nail to expand her mind and Educated is the story of how she achieved that.

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