From a friend:
At school people would beat me at pool, but at least I was smarter than them. Here, people still beat me at pool, but now they’re smarter than me too.
That’s what it’s like for most people at Oxford. You used to be one of the best — now you feel extremely average.
That requires readjustment. Some find it difficult — but for most it’s a relief. You have to look beyond academic ability to find other, less traditional talents.
The search continues…