elite.

August 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

“We spend a lot of time thinking about the ways that prestige and resources and belonging to elite institutions make us better off. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the ways in which those kinds of material advantages limit our options.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

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Canyon of the Ancients

http://lamountaineers.org/oldtrips/227.html

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“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” ― H.L. Mencken

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Canyon of the Ancients

https://conservationlands.org/conservationlands/canyons-of-the-ancients-national-monument

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“An elite confederacy of nerds. My peeps” ― Kathy Reichs

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/canyons-ancients-national-monument

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“He shrugged. “The same as any other. It’s a way to make people feel better about themselves. Everyone likes feeling special. Being part of an elite group is a way to do that.”
“But you weren’t part of it?”
“No need. I already know I’m special.” ― Richelle Mead

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Canyons of the Ancients aerial view

Canyons of the Ancients aerial view

https://www.colorado.com/national-monuments/canyons-ancients-national-monument-anasazi-heritage-center-blm

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“It’t hard to be wrongfully accused, but it’s worse when the people looking down on you are clods who have never read a book or traveled more than twenty miles from the place they were born.” ― Patrick Rothfuss

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/colorado/canyons-of-the-ancients

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“…I’m worried I will leave grad school and no longer be able to speak English. I know this woman in grad school, a friend of a friend, and just listening to her talk is scary. The semiotic dialetics of intertextual modernity. Which makes no sense at all. Sometimes I feel that they live in a parallel universe of academia speaking acadamese instead of English and they don’t really know what’s happening in the real world.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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