I liked this column, especially this:
But if you can just manage to tone down your egos, shape up your minds, and think unfashionable thoughts, you just might be able to do something worthy with your lives. And even get a job. Good luck!
However, the advice contained therein is going against decades and decades of cumulative PR. For me, the
BS PR started in high school. We were extra, extra special young women, forging new paths for an extraordinary, cancer-curing future. We were told this regularly. My alma mater still sends out fancy brochures to this effect, only it bothers me less ever since I gave them a gmail address I barely check. From time to time my sister will ask: Are you filling out said survey/answering said questionnaire/giving money to our dear alma mater? And my general response is “What survey/questionnaire/request for money?”
I’m generally a fan of increased knowledge, but in small instances like this, ignorance is truly bliss.by