Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The elite Ivy study habits of highly effective people

You may not be shocked to learn that, in his days at Harvard Law, Senator Ted Cruz was kind of an asshole.
At Harvard Law School, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would only study with pals from other Ivy elites.
"He said he didn't want anybody from 'minor Ivies' like Penn or Brown," law-school roommate Damon Watson told GQ Magazine. Yet, Cruz, who was profiled in the magazine's October issue, once asked permission of Chief Justice John Roberts to wear his "argument boots" -- black ostrich-skin cowboy boots -- to the Supreme Court.
Thanks to Cruz's totally-not-a-filibuster last night, those of you who never got to breathe in the rarefied air of an "elite Ivy" study group learned a little something about how they operate.
Senator Ted Cruz reads Green Eggs and Ham to his daughters because Green Eggs and Ham, according to him, is just like Obamacare for the American people: “they do not like Obamacare in a box, with a fox, in a house, or with a mouse.”

Except he seems to completely misunderstand the book because, as the narrator in the story learns, once he actually tries green eggs and ham, he realizes they’re delicious.
And that's the elite Ivy system in a nutshell.  They don't have to read all the way to the end of the book before they tell you what's important about it.  Their assertions are the only ones that matter anyway, right?

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