Year One

And Other Concerns

I read listened to Mindy Kaling’s book over the weekend. She talks about how she’s terrible at Frisbee, but nonetheless her friends relentlessly try to teach her how to correctly throw it. She further analyzes this distinct quality of Frisbee fans:

“Unlike other athletes, Frisbee people won’t let it go. My theory is that this is because there’s a huge overlap between people who are good at Frisbee and people who do Teach for America. The same instinct to make at-risk kids learn, which I admire so much, becomes deadly when turned on friends trying to relax on a Sunday afternoon in the park. They feel they have to corral me into learning this useless sport. The afternoon becomes ‘unlocking Mindy’s passion for Frisbee,’ instead of letting me lie on the grass reading my chick lit book.”

I can confirm that this quote is 100% accurate.


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