canafsa wrote:Failing to understand the snark when I just relayed what others have told me, including partners at V100 firms. I even said in my post that I haven't decided to take Harvard over the money. No need for the disrespect when all I am trying to do is provide a perspective which is not well represented in this thread. I even very clearly included a disclaimer that I was relaying anecdote AND I WAS STILL CRITIQUED FOR RELAYING ANECDOTE.
You can critique the arguments of the people I spoke to or dismiss it as anecdotal, but writing me off as a 0L in a thread full of 0Ls, or claiming I can't write is just rude and uncalled for. These conversations always get so needlessly heated and I have no idea why. It's like people are offended at the idea that different people have different values, ambitions, and tolerances for risk.
You offered the anecdotes as some sort of evidence that Harvard must be worth a lot of extra cash (look at all the prestige these people are banking away!).
The reason people get irritated with 0Ls doing shit like this is that your desire to provide a "different perspective" could have a life-altering impact on someone who doesn't recognize that not all viewpoints are created equal. Not every thread needs to be a debate, and this one certainly wasn't until one or two idiots started kicking and screaming about how there's no way
Harvard isn't worth $300k and your first-born child over any other school because omgHarvardprestige! And it's perfectly alright to have different values; that doesn't mean that other people don't get to say that valuing perceived prestige over tangible results is stupid.
Incidentally, I never claimed you couldn't write a coherent thought. That was directed at the actual HYS student who hasn't yet articulated what career opportunities Harvard offers the OP that wouldn't be available at NYU.