Marina Keegan and The Opposite of Loneliness

I plan on having parties when I’m 30. I plan on having fun when I’m old. Any notion of THE BEST years comes from clichéd “should haves…” “if I’d…” “wish I’d…

A heartbreaking, beautiful and stunningly powerful reflection from Marina Keegan, a student from Yale’s graduating class of 2012. In it she makes compelling arguments for why we should write more, talk more, party more, love more, care more, and, generally, live more. Reading it is almost guaranteed to make you cry, but read it you should must.

—Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness