When it comes to dealing with rejection and reassuring my worthiness, I cannot think of a better role model than Jesus. He was "despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Mosiah 14:3). I know He has experienced our illnesses, our pain, loneliness, confusion, sadness and feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
We experience challenges, learn more and become better versions of ourselves. I also believe some relief from difficulty won't come until much later. However, in the middle of this whirlwind of world chaos, I felt maybe none of it would come until later.
Let me introduce a love triangle for our day: Learning Suite, Canvas and every student on BYU campus.Both platforms have their perks, both have their flaws and both have their die-hard fans (Canvas all the way). There's only one way to get out of this awkward mess: BYU needs to choose one site and go with it.
Until the rise of influencers and social media, celebrities seemed out of reach, unattainable and different from the average person. However, social media has made these people seem more relatable, attainable and something to strive for.
have seen someone express a political opinion on their Instagram story. Maybe it was a statistic about the overturn of Roe v Wade. Perhaps it was a shocking quote from a politician about gun control. Or it could have been a post about a Church leader's position on LGBTQ rights.
I didn't really know how strongly some Americans feel they are God's gift to humanity until I had attended a few of my American Heritage classes at BYU during my freshman year.