Manual labor wasn’t my forte, but at least I was enthusiastic.
College is supposed to be the engine of social mobility, helping talented kids to rise in society no matter where they start. In fact (this won’t be a surprise by now), our schools are doing the opposite.
Who started meritocracy is irrelevant. What’s relevant is what are we going to do about these issues now that we have them?
Naturally, high intelligence is drawn to elite universities like physical strength to top sports.
Someone once walked up to me and said, “I’m so sorry that your parents let you go to Yale. You’ll never be able to relate to normal people now.”
8. Being an Olympian can’t hurt either.
As we downed them, we realized that we, too, were wearing blazers.
I use my journalistic techniques to discover the essence of the girls’ personalities in just ten minutes.
8. You’ve been completely wasted at Toad’s, even though Box 63 is obviously the new Toad’s.
Upon arrival, I sink into an oversized leather chair in the chandeliered lobby and wait for Caroline. I feel like I should have asked for my parents’ permission before coming here alone.