I started straight and progressed to a 2B and became a 3a after a very damaging color job at 13. My mom immediately taught me to straighten like she does.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
-Henry David Thoreau