Anonymous asked: Every Ivy League student I know has an eating disorder (granted I only know 4). Is that because people who are smart hate themselves or just because they're perfectionists or is it because that's a coincidence?
Answering this here because I think it’s incredibly important.
I definitely do not think that this applies to every student. It must have to do with the background of the students or something else. The statement “people who are smart hate themselves” is in no way a fair statement. It may be true that there is a huge amount of pressure on students, but this is only because they, by and large, put it on themselves in order to succeed and do well. If these four students are all from the same area and high school, perhaps that has something to do with it more than their college.
If anyone else has any thoughts on this, feel free to send a message.