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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

“I drive a Honda Odyssey minivan, man. If you’re coming after me at midnight and following me … someone else is getting away,” —musician Ben Harper, pictured above, on being followed by police.

“This [admissions] process, instead of being a wonderful exploration of the future and something that's exciting and dynamic and happy, is a burden, a thing to be feared, a thing to be endured,” Rod Skinner, a college counselor at a New England prep school.

“Having real choice is not the issue, humans don’t feel too strongly about that, but having the feeling that you have a choice makes a difference,” Alan Kazdin, a child psychologist.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)