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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 18 November 2011 07:30:33PM 4 points [-]

Though note that the relevant criteria is not so much what other people actually consider to be high-prestige, but what the person themselves considers to be high prestige. (I wonder if I should have emphasized this part a little more, seeing how the discussion seems to be entirely about status in the eyes of others.) For various reasons, I felt quite strongly about graduating quickly.

Comment author: sark 18 November 2011 11:30:16PM 0 points [-]

I was aware of that yes. But I was also assuming what you considered to be high prestige within this community was well calibrated.