Over the weekend, I’d let those entering students in on my secret — higher education is all about perseverance. It has nothing to do with smarts or creativity or anything else.
It’s about cultivating the willingness and stamina for hoop-jumping.
Jump through the hoops, I’d said. Do it well. Do it relentlessly. And in a few years, you can join the elite of the American education system, secure in the knowledge that you too can endure with the best of them.
~Melanie Wells, When The Day of Evil Comes (Oregon: Multnomah, 2005), Chapter 1~
So true. Note that I would not recommend this book and do not plan on reading it again. However, I did agree with this quote.