A Nobel Reminder
Just very recently, two Yale professors were awarded 2013 Nobel Prizes: James Rothman in medicine, and Robert Shiller in economics.
It’s so weird to think that these incredible history-making people teach at my school. In fact, Professor Shiller is instructing an introductory macroeconomics seminar next semester. My mind is blown by the fact that I could potentially enroll in that course and study under the tutelage of such a universally renowned scholar.
Caught up in the usual schoolwork load that is all too familiar to me, I sometimes forget how blessed I am to be at this amazing institution. Back home, people blew up my acceptance to Yale and magnified it far more than it needed to be. Here, I can’t pull the “Oh, yeah, I go to Yale” card because we’re all here. We all go to Yale. It’s humbling, and I like looking up to people. This place is perfect because it gives me every opportunity to do so. After less than two months here, I’ve already developed a metaphorical kink in my neck after craning to see everybody soaring above me—and boy, does it feel good.