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Mary Cain, iSavant wrote:

I don't think Cain has the social experience to be comfortable in a hormone laden atmosphere that is found in the usual suspect schools. Like actors in their element, Cain is most alive running and in competition. After that she is alive as a student/competitor. She is always a competitor. She has that fire in her belly.

As for regrets about not having a normal childhood experience, she cannot very well start getting that experience now. She must already know she is paying a price for her "genius" in athletics. She will be, or already is, philosophical about this. She could not be Mary and be normal as others are normal.

If she visited any of the Ivies other than Columbia, I think Admissions would be reluctant giving her a yes. Cain needs the comfort and protection of family. Having a ball at Harvard or Stanford or Oregon? I don't think that is Cain at all.

8/10 thought you were serious for a second or two

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