16. Don’t be afraid of failure.
The Fringe Benefits of Failure by JK Rowling
JK Rowling was living on public assistance when she penned the first Harry Potter book. In an address to Harvard graduates, Rowling discusses the lessons you can learn from failure. Setbacks teach us how to distill what is truly important in our lives.

17. There really is no gay agenda.
The Myth of the Gay Agenda by LZ Granderson
Journalist LZ Granderson points out that the “gay agenda” is the human agenda. Everyone wants to live their lives and be accepted and respected for their choices. Just like humans have many different lifestyles and political views, so does the gay community.