I got a call last week from a magazine editor who invited me to weigh in on their annual list of “The Top 100 Jobs.” I politely declined. He asked me why, and I said, “Because I don’t think you’ll print my answer.”
I get it — people love lists. They’re fun, and if someone invited me to discuss The Top 100 Films, The Top 100 Books, or The Top 100 Songs, I’m in. But ranking movies and songs is harmless. Ranking careers and colleges is not.