SnideGrrl: what route did kobe bryant go?
Sirilyan: He skipped college to play in the NBA.
Sirilyan: Remember, kids, if you try you'll probably fail! Only losers try to do anything! Crush all your hopes and dreams now!
Sirilyan: What a sickening attitude to have. I cheer on the commercial if that sort of crushing cynicism is the alternative.
Sirilyan: Especially since if you believe that you should give up basketball because you're no Kobe Bryant, you should give up EVERYTHING! You're no Richard Feynman. You're no John Kenneth Galbraith. You're no Oprah Wnfrey. You're no Ralph Nader. You're no... etc. etc. etc. until you're stuck in cubicle 4J8 for the rest of your life trying to pay off a $22,000 library science degree.
SnideGrrl: wow, you just described my life.
Sirilyan: I told you to keep playing basketball!
SnideGrrl: the only difference: i am in cubicle 4E167 and i have 20,000 in student loans for a sociology degree.