Drake’s Scorpion, for many, was the album of the summer. Now that vacation is over and the school year has begun, it’s tempting to walk into class with our heads low knowing that, as Drake may say, our Summer Games are over.
That begs the question, what else would Drake say? What pieces of wisdom remain to be discovered from the Champagne Papi? As the new school year begins, what lessons does Scorpion offer up?
We all want to be successful, especially if you didn’t have much when you were growing up. But what if we looked beyond the things that society deems as achievements, like money, cars, and fame, and looked at what it truly means to be successful.
“On the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, students across the country walk out and hold rallies to demand gun control. In D.C., students turned their back on the White House and held 17 minutes of silence for each of the victims.” - Hallie Jackson, MSNBC
There is no inciting incident for a boy’s transition into manhood in America. We are a country that seeks out comfort, entertainment, distraction, and novelty. Our culture has done us a disservice by denying men these sacred rites.