There's not a lot to be optimistic about here, especially for a father of a daughter who hopes she follows in his footsteps and goes to Penn. Where to start? Well, for me the following excerpts were telling:
“'If I’m sober, I’m working.'” Double ugh. Ugh that drivenness has crowded out the innocence of finding yourself in college and the cultivation of deep relationships that last a lifeime. And ugh that getting unsober is seen as the only way to get off the hamster wheel.