In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
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How to deal with rejection

As a high-school senior, former Treasury secretary Robert Rubin applied to Harvard (accepted) and Princeton (rejected). Four years later Rubin sent a letter to the Princeton admissions director: "You might be interested to know what happened to one of the people you rejected... I graduated from Harvard summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa." The dean's reply: "Every year, we at Princeton feel it is our duty to reject a certain number of highly qualified people so that Harvard can have some good students, too."

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