Monday, September 18, 2006

Quest for perfection?

MIT dean takes aim at admissions anxiety - Yahoo! News

The quest for perfection "is making our children sick," the MIT dean of
admissions told a recent gathering of college admissions professionals
in Boston. She means it literally, snapping off statistics on the
increase in ulcers, anxiety disorders and control disorders such as
cutting and anorexia.


My contention is that these kids are statistically few and far between. How many high school students, do you know, have aspirations of MIT? All the rest are perfectly content in their quest for mediocrity.

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