Welcome to Chapter 1 of the group book study "Do Hard Things". I get this whole study of the official site, http://www.therebelution.com. Have no idea what this study's about? You might want to click on this link Here -- it will explain everything. Well, at least as much as everyone else knows! :)
Before you read the questions, remember -- 1) This is not supposed to seem like school! 2) You do not have to answer all the questions; it's your choice! 3) If you find this study boring, please tell me -- in a nice way, of course (:P) why you don't like it/how you think it could be better -- and I'll get right to work!
Oh, I just thought of something now -- if you have the book, once you've read chapter one, it would be good if you could enter some of your own questions, for others to answer, to give this study more variety :D
Now, let's get started.
“We believe our generation is ready to rethink what teens are capable of doing and becoming.” With that statement, the authors set the stage for a discussion about doing things differently. Then they identify the unique angle of Do Hard Things: instead of being a book where adults tell teens how to change, it’s a conversation among teens who are ready to lead the way. Alex and Brett talk briefly about their background and reasons for writing the book. They want teens to rebel against low expectations and reclaim the full potential of their teen years."
Questions for Discussion or Reflection:
1) As you read the inside flaps of the book and the first chapter, how did you react to the authors’ talk about change, hard things, and “rebelution”?
2)Usually we try to look to older (hopefully wiser) people for life advice. Do you see any risks when teenagers—in this case, two nineteen year olds—try to persuade other young people to change how they think? On the other hand, what might be some advantages to the authors’ age?
3)“We don’t think ‘average teenagers’ exist,” write the twins. Do you feel average? If so, why? Does that ever feel like a good thing? If not, what is it that makes you feel not average?
4)The fictional Dundress monks were well intentioned but unhappy Christians who believed that more misery must mean more holiness. Have you ever thought that? Where do you think that kind of thinking comes from?
5)In what ways do you think popular culture misrepresents what the teen years are for? Can you think of one thing that would change if you and your friends believed—really believed—that low expectations were ripping you off?
Well, that's the first Chapter -- now read this part.
Send me your questions for other to answer either by commenting on the post or sending an email to girlz4god.G4G@hotmail.com -- and it will be in Thursday's "Do Hard Things" post. :)