It is an artist's dream to make it into this Art Salon but the Salon has rules that every art piece submitted must be traditional. I say we start our own salon and become in charge of everything.
I shouldn't have chosen to attend Brown University because I am now competing against people who were at the top of their class in high school. I feel like I'm the little fish in a pond with big fish.
The author, Malcolm Gladwell, discusses the concept of the little fish and big fish in a pond together. He proves his point by discussing how the artists decided to start their own salon to be the big fish in their own pond, and talks about how a student who was once a big fish in high school becomes a small fish in an Ivy league school because of the other people she has to compete with.