NOTE: In contrast to the my usual serious style, this post was originally posted on April 1st and is written are satire. Please do not take it seriously.
Last summer, Joshua Harris, author of bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he was rescinding his beliefs on both dating and his faith. Today, his brothers Alex and Brett Harris announced that they too have had a change of heart over the core of their also-bestselling book Do Hard Things.
The book, written as a call for teenagers to "rise above low expectations," skyrocketed them to fame a decade ago. Recently, though, Alex and Brett have shown signs that they no longer believe teens need to try so hard.
“Teens are already so pressured,” said Alex. “Sometimes they just need a break. They’ll grow up eventually, but there’s no need to rush it."
Brett added, “I think we hurt a lot of people. We imposed a lot of shame on teens who skipped chores or played video games and our book contributed to ‘responsibility culture.’”
Brett, who’s wife contracted Lymes disease as a child, has spent his married years taking care of her full time. Now, he says, he’s had enough of it. “It’s not easy to care for her all the time,” he explained. “I think it would be better to just bring someone in and have them do it for me.”
“I’ve got my own life to live,” added Brett.
Asked about what their plans were, Alex and Brett both mentioned they planned to play more video games. “Recently I’ve become enraptured with several games and I can’t believe how fun it is to play them,” related Alex. “I really have to apologize for judging gaming culture so hard all these years. I caused a lot of shaming, and for that inexcusable action I only hope gamers will one day forgive me.”
Alex and Brett indicated they plan to pull their book from the market and issue a formal apology as soon as they feel like it.
Was this post encouraging? Please feel free to share it on social media and subscribe for more posts like this one:
About Nathaniel Hendry
I blog on common social issues from a reasoned, conservative Christian perspective in easy to understand writing. I am committed to academic excellence in writing and supported by solid reasoning and research.
About A Worthy Word
The Worthy Word isn't mine, but God's. I just try to explain the truly Worthy Word and encourage you from it.