Promote What You Love Rather Than Bashing What You Hate

Two years ago I was speaking for a high school leadership conference in Wyoming. There were about 300 teenagers in the audience and I talked to them about how they can be leaders and play to win in their life. After my speech several kids came up to me to thank me or tell me what they got out of it, but there was one girl who stood back and waited for everyone to leave and then she approached me. She asked if we could talk and we sat down at a table in the empty ballroom. She told me her name and said, “I’m struggling with something. I would like to get your advice.” I asked her what it was and she said, “I am a lesbian and I don’t feel like our counties laws are fair for people like me. Every day at school we stand up and
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