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Don’t read this on an empty stomach.Here’s what a Harvard sophomore told the New York Times in a story about the March Madness-bound Harvard basketball team:
“People always stereotypically feel that our conversations are generally about philosophy, or obscure topics that the common man can’t relate to. I think that just adding this element of sports to the mix kind of grounds us in a more human way that is really great.”
Possible translations: (1) Sometimes Harvard students forget that they are human beings and not transcendent genius-gods. (2) Harvard students think the world sees them as genius-gods.
She also described herself as someone who “isn’t at the basketball games themselves.”
Another quote from the NYT story that’ll make you want to punch:
“We’re proud of the basketball team, and if they’re going to play they might as well be good. But we’re also proud of everyone. Tomorrow it might be the time to notice a new groundbreaking book by a professor or a scientific discovery. A basketball game is fleeting.” — Peter Sampson, Harvard grad
Go Crimson Go!
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