“God gave you the shoes that fit you, so put ’em on and wear ’em
And be yourself, man, be proud of who you are
Even if it sounds corny,
Don’t ever let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful…”
I came back from Harvard Business School for an annual retail and luxury goods conference and I feel better about myself. I met some awesome like minded speakers and made some tangible connections that might potentially lead to more open windows.
I came fully ready to challenge the elite ego and I considered myself successful.
I feel slightly sad for people at Harvard that many of them were too obsessed with “status” to ask a risky smart question. I fully understand their insecurity that they had to build a wall against the “non-elites” by not making eye contacts or talking back to non-Ivy Leaguers.
I also know that not all HBS students are like these. The co-founders of the company I am interning in are those humble, smart HBS women that everyone enjoys working with.
To quote Lupita Nyong’O: You can’t eat beauty. Beauty doesn’t feed you. You have to be beauty.
Money. Fame. Status. All the things that can be easily taken away from you can’t feed you. You have to someone that can’t be stolen and again feel proud about yourself.