The Crisis of Freshman Life

The curious case of 10 Harvard Freshman who had their acceptance offers rescinded—and a reminder that we are all freshman, somewhere.

What follows is a story that was originally intended to appear in Chapter 2 of my book about mimetic desire, Wanting. This is an extended cut.

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Luke Burgis

Luke Burgis

Author of “WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Find more at read.lukeburgis.com