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Developing a Maxim. Of Earnestness and Honesty.

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After St. John’s College was ranked highly among the most “rigorous” undergraduate educations in the US, what was the response of its students? Some of them were flattered, some proud, some indifferent. A few were nearly indignant because they wanted to know what rigor is, how it is quantified for a ranking system, and why they should care about it.

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The honest one is alarmed, sometimes even ashamed, when being praised for the wrong virtues.

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