college band camp

When I was a freshman in bandcamp, they had this motivational speaker come in and talk to all the freshmen.

The guy started with this meandering pep talk about him and his twin as teens, being super competitive with each other and striving to better one another every day and how now that he’s a dad he hopes his twin can continue to inspire and push him to do his best.

Only, his brother is dead because he had cancer and they haven’t figured out a cure for cancer and it ended with him shrieking at us, asking why we were still sitting there instead of curing cancer RIGHT THEN because of his dead brother.

And so yeah, that was my introduction to college. I think about that a lot.