“There are no good men at Fredonia”

I once heard a student say this, and she wasn’t kidding. She believed it wholeheartedly.

I hear you laughing, because you know there are some 2,200 men to pick from: “Of course there must be some good men at Fredonia.”

But don’t laugh so hard, because there are things you tell yourself that are equally ridiculous, and you don’t notice you’re telling yourself them.