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The Sword of Damocles

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Asomasu, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Asomasu

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    For those of you unfamiliar with the story, it involves a courtier of the Dionysus, King of Syracuse, named Damocles. As told by Cicero, Dionysus tells the jealous Damocles to trade places with him for a day. The poor Damocles marvels at the chance to live like a king for a day. As he is eating the most extravagant feast and having his every whim fulfilled, he sees a sword hanging from the ceiling by a thin horsehair. He suddenly realizes that nothing can appease him and all the food loses its taste. He quickly asks to switch places again.......

    Waiting for acceptances/rejections in this process. I understand what Cicero meant when he claimed that a life uncertain can lose its luster.

    Please make comments on my chances, especially for Duke and help make the sword look a little duller. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Mobius1985

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    Congrats on your UTMB acceptance. Looking at your profile, you look like the perfect Duke candidate. How did the interview go?
     
  3. Asomasu

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    Thanks Mobius, the interview went well, the first was good, and the second was amazing. I know you might not believe me but I really appreciate you taking the time to post a reply.
     
  4. phospho

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    Very solid application! Nice distribution of schools. I think you have an excellent chance at Duke.

    Congrats on your acceptance, and best of luck!!:luck::xf:

    PS: I love the story!
     
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