Stay Gold

This is a condensed version of a guest blogpost I wrote.

In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the character Johnny tells Ponyboy to "Stay Gold."

It is based on Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay."

There are several interpretations of the way the novel uses the line, as well as the meaning of the poem.

I have been using this term a lot lately, since the last time I saw the movie a few months ago.  I've felt like re-reading the book for the past couple of months.

When I tell a person to stay gold.  I mean it a little differently than the novel or the poem.  To me, Stay gold means to stay strong; stay positive.  Gold medals are awarded to champions. To stay gold means to stay a champion.

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