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    (Original post by Thirst)
    Just a quick point in response to the comment someone made abut privately educated kids being arrogant. Well you know what, it’s a shame state schools can’t also install a mild arrogance in their pupils. In a recent interview with one of the interviewers for Oxford, when asked what main quality they look for in students he basically said they look for students who don’t accept the status quo, they look for students who don’t agree with everything they have to say, they want pupils who argue back and believe that they are right and the interviewers are wrong – they want people who think for themselves!

    Going to a private school is not just about academia, it is about building someone up to be confident and willing to defend themselves, it is about etiquette, it is about learning how to socialise with the right people. It is about all-round character building, something the state system fails at miserably. Don’t bash arrogance; in the right quantities it will get you far!

    Much of the modern world owes itself to the British private school system.
    You have persuaded me that private schools are indeed remarkable. I wish I could have attended one. :cry:
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    Ugh! Was there really a need to make ANOTHER thread on this topic? :yawn:

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    (Original post by LETSJaM)
    Ugh! Was there really a need to make ANOTHER thread on this topic? :yawn:

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    This thread was made nearly 2 years ago... :rolleyes:
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    I kind of resent the fact my parents didn't really give a toss about what school they sent me to, and as a result I went to a ****hole where you basically learned to fight or learned how to run. Other learning was optional, and at least two of my teachers turned out to be paedophiles :/
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    (Original post by Enigmatic Spirit)
    This thread was made nearly 2 years ago... :rolleyes:
    This thread is made every 6 months! :yawn:

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    (Original post by Pirzer)
    They should share that sandwich...
    That's what scolarships are for
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    Maybe we should just ban capitalism while we're at it. After all it's not fair that private healthcare, expensive healthy food, gyms, designer clothes, sports cars and nice house cannot be afforded by everyone.

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