The idea of elite and elite education is a controversial topic in today’s society. There are those who believe it is necessary to achieve excellence in certain fields, while others believe it is a form of exclusion and inequality.
The history of the elite goes far back in history. In ancient Greece there was the “Academy of Athens”, Where Aristotle, Socrates and Plato taught their students. In the Middle Ages, there were the universities of Bologna, Paris and Oxford, where only a few were educated in the elite. And even today, there are elite colleges and institutions that accept only the best of the best.
But what happens to the people who are not included in the elite? Do they become losers and excluded? Or are there other ways to achieve success and happiness? In this article we will look at the history of Elite and examine the successes and losses associated with it.
Part 1: The Origins of the Elite
The concepts of elite and winners have a long history. The idea that there is a small group of people who have a prominent position in society because of their background, wealth or power goes back to ancient times. In many cultures, kings, nobles or priests were considered elite.