Yale People: Noted sea adventurer hopes to inspire courageous students

In a recent seminar in Luce Hall, a group of Yale undergraduates described how they had stepped out of their comfort zones since they last met together in the classroom.

One said she had composed an apologetic email to a friend with whom she’d had a falling out, making herself vulnerable if her effort to reconcile failed. Another described how she made a choice to say “yes” more often to invitations from friends when her usual response was to decline. Yet another undergraduate recounted how she got up the nerve to answer a request to write something about a friend who had recently died, even though it was a painful experience to do so.