I was walking to my dorm when I passed a girl who was bawling… From what I made out, she had taken a final today that didn’t go well, and was apologizing to her mom at the prospect of getting a B- in the class… She said she had stayed up until 6am studying, etc…
It’s not my place to judge, but I think this is a real indicator something is going wrong with college…
Unrelated, here is an excerpt from one of my favorite poems. It’s part of an ad for Tourism Melbourne that airs whenever the Australian Open is on.
Let me watch the sea-rain falling,
Smell the salt, deck-driven spray;
Let me hear the bush-birds calling
At the dawning of the day.
Let me see the sun-bars streaming
Down the valleys, ere the night
Fills the world with pleasant dreaming
Love and coolness and delight
“Far and Wide”
NYTimes (or at least their contributors) seems to be railing against the meritocracy as of late.
“Some people are born on third base and go through their entire lives thinking they hit a triple”
Don’t know who said this though… A quick google search gives conflicting accounts.