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Student's Superiority and Inferiority Complexes Oscillating Fast Enough to Produce Constant Contentment


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Peace of mind can be hard to find in college. Many students are hard pressed to find a stable way of living.

Steven Mung (E ‘21) is a rare exception. While many of his peers are caught in the trap of either being so confident that they misjudge everything or being so insecure that they can barely get out of bed in the morning, Mung found the perfect solution.

“It was really, really easy,” he scoffed haughtily. “I-” (at this point he descended into gut-wrenching sobbing) “I- oh yeah. I just sort of live in this fine balance, you know? At noon, I might be looking down on all of my pathetic classmates’s incompetencies. Two seconds later, I’m on the edge of a breakdown, because they’re still beating me. Trick is, if I can slide between those states fast enough, I can be pretty happy!”

“Yeah, I’m pretty impressed,” noted his friend Ashley Baker (E ‘21). “There was this one time where he somehow managed to glare at me with one eye while his other eye was crying uncontrollably.”

Wow! We don’t know how he does it, but Mung clearly has something special.