Damn, I didn’t think this blog was that offensive. In fact I thought it merely shed light on how much we love Harvard. Yes, it’s a little ridiculous; we accept that. But it’s meant to be ridiculous. Because being attached to a school whose acceptance rate wavers between 6 and 7 percent, is ridiculous. And contrary to IvyGate’s beliefs, this isn’t about Harvard as an institution. It’s about why we want to go to Harvard, with some really bad jokes here and there.
And on another note, since when is it okay to bash the hopes dreams of an individual? We live in a society that preaches to its children “anything is possible, if you believe”. If you want it and work for it, you go for it.
So why is Eve Binder so completely disgusted with us? Regardless of whether or not I think the kid sitting next to me in science has a complete lack of common sense, I would never turn to him and make fun of his dream to be an astronaut. Why? Because deep inside, everyone knows that there’s something fundamentally wrong with that. Because no one should ever tell you what you can and cannot do. That’s something you decide on your own.
And let’s be real here, so what if we’re obsessed with Harvard? Please do tell us why that posed such a huge problem for you, Ms. Binder (who for everyone’s information is a student at Yale). So much of a problem that you felt compelled to write a completely hostile article directed at making fun of our dream to go to Harvard. Regardless of how ridiculous our Frosted Flakes cereal inspired lyrics may have been or how preposterous our rationale may be, there was no reason to write the article with as much disdain and contempt for us, as you did. I understand you probably did not mean for this to be personal, but how can we not take these as direct and personal insults.
“But no one’s as desperate as the two girls responsible for the blog Harvard, Please.”
“Note to the Harvard, Please bloggers: there is a little Yes/No box on the Harvard application asking whether the applicant was accepted to Mensa before middle school. You’ll want to check that box.”
So if you have read the article, please keep this in mind. Thanks.
And Eve, you’re probably brilliant, but how and why in the world are you so mean?