“We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained.”
― Derrick Bell
Are you successful?
Is your prosperity due to your talents and hard work? Meritocrats argue that your IQ should determine your chances in life. You can win the game of life because your ability matters more than your class privilege or wealth.
This conversation will explore how you have benefited and lost out in this system, and consider the consequences of a world where (theoretically) the talented always triumph.
focus your mind
expand your point of view
challenge how you think
How it works
Choose. Match. Meet.
Choose a topic that inspires you — we unveil a new one every week.
Match with two people — we introduce you in WhatsApp then confirm a time to talk.
Meet in a thoughtful space for one hour and step through 10 questions — in airplane mode.
How would you use Norn?
“I want to challenge my complacency”
“I use Norn to be around inquisitive people”
“I’m yearning for dynamic dialogue”
“I use Norn to explore ideas, to be challenged and to see the world from different perspectives”
“I'm at the axis of some courageous life changes, and modeling these beside other curious people”
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