Read today's *most emailed* ridiculous article:
The gist is that we're all supposed to feel bad for a kid on full boat to Harvard....because other students there may be wealthier.
This Miguel Garcia was perturbed by his classmates who allegedly were dropped off by chauffeurs, own tuxedos, and can afford to outsource their laundry!
[Pause here to dry watery eyes.]
The Globe also bemoans a kid who *chose to spend the week earning $11 an hour scrubbing toilets in Harvard dorms.*
I leave y'all with the money quote from a dean of admissions and financial aid:
"The stakes are high here," Fitzsimmons said in an interview. "If we aren't educating the full range of the population, we won't be educating effective future leaders of the country."
That's just what we need.... *future leaders* mired in low self-esteem and boiling with envy . Miguel Garcia gets handed a $200,000+ education and expresses his gratitude by demanding a driver and turn-down service. This fool, along with the Moronic Boston Globe, have no idea that the parents of those strutting rich kids are the ones actually paying his fare.
The Boston Globe may be down but it's not out. It'll continue inverting the truth until its last breath.
And, not for nothing....but I went to a school (UPenn) that had to be at least if not wealthier than Harvard. Even though I was from a typical 2-government-worker family in Worcester, MA, a town whose average household gross today is around $40,000 per year....In 3.5 years of school, I never once felt subordinate to my classmates from the Main Line and Westchester County.
In fact I worked for nearly 40 hours per week - albeit at $5-6 per hour, not the $11 for Harvard's (unionized?) toilet scrubber - and had plenty of money in my pocket to do with what I wanted.
And truth be told, I looked down upon, and felt pity for many of my über-wealthy classmates. They lagged me in the classroom; were socially maladroit, unathletic, lazy, and at least a few of them I knew were serial, incorrigible masturbaters.
The way I saw it, despite all their *privilege* thus far, the fact that I was in the same place as them at the moment made me the winner and them the losers!