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"Talent is a Species of Vigour."

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_07_22_a_talent.htm

I did my final four years of high school at Melbourne Grammar. Whenever I hear the song ‘Know your Enemy’ by Rage Against the Machine, it takes me back to wearing  the blue school uniform, milling around the Old Bluestone:

“Yes I know my enemies,

They’re the teachers who taught me to fight me

compromise

conformity 

assimilation

submission

ignorance

hypocrisy 

brutality

the elite 

all of which are American dreams.”

I hated the place. Continue reading

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