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The Case for Not Setting Goals

‘What you can plan is too small for you to live’

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When I was 12, I plotted out my entire life on a ream of perforated printer paper. It was a long, skinny timeline of events and milestones: go to college, teach, publish a book. Maybe even get married and have children. I brought the ream of paper to my mother and pointed to each milestone — I needed a witness — then I rolled up…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.