By: Jack Gross and Jacob Barondes
We weren’t sure what to expect when our staff told us we were meeting with a congressman yesterday afternoon. Was it a glorified photo op? A lecture on how we should live? A stump speech explaining why we should believe in his platform?
Turns out, it was none of the above.
Congressman Cohen didn’t preach to us, he didn’t talk down to us. He shared with us lessons from his experiences that left an impression that will stay with us long after our Summer of Service on AJSS is over.
Lesson 1: The two most important things are the brain and time.
Don’t waste your brain with drugs, educate yourself, and find a reason and a way to use your brain.