My roommate, Shannon Aubert, has lived in ten countries, speaks four languages and as of 3 months ago was ranked 13th female amateur golfer in the world. Yesterday we laid out on the dorm lawn in a Palo Alto spring’s perfect midday warmth as she shared with me her unique views on hands-off parenting, cultural tolerance, and what it’s like to be obsessed with achieving an unreachable goal. Scroll along through this interactive post as you listen to Shannon herself tell her story from start to finish.

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How has that style of living affected you?

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Let’s just get this out of the way. Can you tell us about your golf career?

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How does it make you feel that you will never reach perfection?

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 If you could go back in time and change one thing about your childhood, what would it be?

In the grand scheme of things, you have to look at the things you have rather than the things you don’t have. I had a pretty great childhood, and I like to think I turned out pretty okay.

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How has your parents’ parenting style shaped your values growing up?

At the end of the day you’re a world with seven billion people, and you’re going to have to interact with them. I think in order to be happy you need to build relationships with people and if you’re so strict in your own way of thinking, you’re going to have a really hard time finding people who think like you and who are okay with you thinking that you’re constantly right.

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And last but not least: In your opinion, what makes Stanford, Stanford?

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Written by Catherine Goetze

Catherine Goetze www.cathincollege.com Find me on social media! Facebook: www.facebook.com/cathincollege Twitter: @catherinegoetze Instagram: @catherinegoetze SnapChat: @catherinegoetze Contact me: cathincollege@gmail.com

2 comments

  1. Shannon is such a great person. I really like her just with the little knowledge i have about her from CIC on youtube. Thanks for the words! 😀

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  2. you have touched me. Thank you for your words of grace. Hey I am making a Christian project for YOUTUBE, with my friends, we r raising money for charity(starting this summer). Um for more info please go to my blog. ITs the one that’s say big announcement . Hope to talk soon. From ur friend Brandon. Also need followers and support.

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