Friday, November 5, 2010

Lessons learned

I wish I applied myself in undergrad as much as I do now. It's funny to think of how I borrowed all sorts of thousands of dollars for my two Bachelor's degrees and really just threw all kinds of money away by skipping classes, not opening textbooks, and really just not giving a shit.

I have my credentials, but that is really all I have. But then again, in today's society, credentials are all that matter, so maybe I should be happy. I allowed myself to be subjugated long enough to earn a piece of paper that says I know how to follow directions... and I'm earning another piece of paper that says I really know how to take directions, I guess. Weird. I always told myself in undergrad (even though I didn't try at all) that I valued knowledge for the sake of knowledge, job economy be damned. Well, I'm back in school honing skills that the economy will appreciate and not necessarily those I will appreciate.

All I can hope is that what I do learn will assist me in reforming education from a corporate-prep program to one that produces critically thinking citizens.

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