No, I’m not saying that. As I concluded, you need to live life on your own terms. If you fall into the trap of letting a specific degree dictate your whole life, to the point where you cannot pursue your passions without feeling like you are letting people down, then the freedom an elite school seemingly provides is an illusion. And for the record, I knew of several people blinded by this “trap” who couldn’t deal with the pressure and ultimately killer themselves. I am pretty sure if they are alive they (or their families) would agree, as this issue was mentioned by all of them prior to their suicides. I’m not saying people shouldn’t attend elite schools, but the idea that they set everyone up for happiness and success is not true. Just giving the other side of the narrative that many people talk about after graduating but you hardly hear prior to attending.