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All Points: Jacob and Esau | The American Scholar.

Does attending one of these institutions make an individual elite, or are the individuals that attend these institutions what make the institutions elite? I would argue that what makes something elite is a matter of perspective. Furthermore, the assumption that somehow being elite automatically equates to greatness is shortsighted. People have the potential to be great, surrendering our critical thinking to such assertions on elitism detracts from the potential that exists in all of us.

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