The Life of Faith

Andy Nash

Andy Nash is an author and professor who leads family-friendly tours to Israel.

​Give Up Your Dreams

I once spoke to a group of high school seniors and gave them some advice they probably didn’t expect. I told them that they, at age 18, were at a time of life when they were probably getting a lot of advice that went something like this:

Follow your heart.

Sacrifice everything for your dreams.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give up.

I told them that since they were already getting the advice for age 18, I was going to skip that step and tell them what advice I’d give them for ages 28 and 38.

The advice would be this: Give up your dreams.

Yes, I acknowledged that my counsel was a little unusual for high …

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