For a Bee, Even Dancing Is Work

Kelsey Rinella writes: When I was twelve, I met a guy who’d gotten a perfect score on his math SATs, and was flabbergasted to learn he was studying writing. Without consciously entertaining the alternative, I had adopted the view that we were to identify our strengths and push them as far as we were able. In college, I had the option to take a class outside my major pass/fail, an option that was afforded to us precisely to help break us of our focus on maximizing performance in our areas of greatest skill and encourage us to explore alternatives in which we were interested, but not confident.

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