Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Best and the Brightest

Look beneath the fa├žade of affable confidence and seamless well-adjustment that today's elite students have learned to project, and what you often find are toxic levels of fear, anxiety, and depression, of emptiness and aimlessness and isolation. We all know about the stressed-out, overpressured high school student; why do we assume that things get better once she gets to college?

- From Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

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