What happens when the myth of meritocracy shatters? Disillusionment. Disappointment.
“I am still in the midst of thinking, but part of me cannot help but feel the chicken has come home to roost.”
Like every kid, I was forced to read Fahrenheit 451 in high school.
I grew up in Rochester, NY, a tiny city that everyone mistakes for being extremely close to New York City. While Rochester may be 300+ miles away from NYC, we follow the same stereotypical divide. For those of you who have watched Gossip Girl, and wondered about its validity, I am here to provide you with evidence that the Serenas and Dans of the world exist in more than just a fictional reality.
Manual labor wasn’t my forte, but at least I was enthusiastic.
If I die within a month of publishing this, you’ll know the Illuminati is to blame. If I die any time after that, it is probably natural causes.
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.
You might be thinking of Rhode Island, but that’s not the answer.
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.”
2. An Invitation to North Korea