This Brown alumna writes about thoughts I’ve been contemplating. Checklists, academic integrity, true learning vs. rote memorization for so called “success”, pressure for achievement, happiness, choices that affect my future, etc.
“Large-scale cheating schemes at the elite Stuyvesant High School in New York City and at Harvard University reveal a growing willingness to compromise standards to maintain the facade. Meanwhile, the lessons taught are lost on their intended recipients — or a very different lesson is learned.”
I will never sacrifice my morals even if doing so would make my life easier.
Me right now:
Exhibit A on how emotions can affect your physical health.
This nagging cough hasn’t left me since this drama started. And now I can’t sleep.
I just need to stop caring about this crap. This is serious deja vu for some awful memories…
The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading.
Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face.
Rereading for the umpteenth time, you can really appreciate the way she throws so many people off the trail, yet because you know what happens, everything makes perfect sense.