Why partying hard is better than studying too hard

In Uncategorized on 25/01/2011 at 5:15 am

Or why the party animals do so much better than the swots. At the very least, they have more fun.

New York Times columnist David Brooks says that while practising a piece of music for four hours requires focused attention, a sleepover with a group of 14-year-old girls is far more intellectually demanding.

“Managing status rivalries, negotiating group dynamics, understanding social norms, navigating the distinction between self and group – these and other social tests impose cognitive demands that blow away any intense tutoring session or a class at Yale.”


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