We saw this headline on The Atlantic and of course had to read it:
JFK’s Very Revealing Harvard Application Essay
And then we saw the subtitle of the article and laughed out loud:
At 17 years old, the future president seemed to understand that the value of an elite education is in the status it offers.
Yeah. Like THAT’s unusual.
Here’s the section they quoted:
The reasons that I have for wishing to go to Harvard are several. I feel that Harvard can give me a better background and a better liberal education than any other university. I have always wanted to go there, as I have felt that it is not just another college, but is a university with something definite to offer. Then too, I would like to go to the same college as my father. To be a “Harvard man” is an enviable distinction, and one that I sincerely hope I shall attain.
Things apparently haven’t changed much in 75 years! BSers will be BSers!
Full article here (not that you should click on that – you’re supposed to be finishing up your Harvard application essay – where you are telling them you’ve always wanted to go there, as if that’s a reason for them to admit you!!)