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Hoop Jumping

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.


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