A father encouraged his teenage daughter to join the inaugural class of an advanced Lubavitch girls high school opening in the neighborhood. The girl – feisty by nature – refused to participate, insisting on attending the more established school.
After her father urged her to ask the Rebbe for his advice, she composed a letter describing her reservations. “I do not want to be a guinea pig to be experimented on,” she wrote.
The Rebbe’s response completely changed the girl’s perspective. He simply crossed out the words “guinea pig” and wrote in its place, “pioneer.”