I go to Vanderbilt . I recently discovered, well embraced, the fact that I am not a school person. I felt disillusioned this semester. I chose classes I thought I would love and was disappointed when I still felt bored and restless. People talked about doing research. I did not understand the appeal. My conclusion? I must not like to learn. Now I know that this could not be further from the truth. I love learning! What bothers me, is “learning” things because some people a while back decided to create institutions that would give us pieces of paper so we could get jobs. Where’s the intrinsic motivation? I started this blog and dove headfirst into learning everything I could about blogging and websites. It brought back memories of my childhood where I would get as many books as I could about a subject just so I could learn. Yesterday morning, I woke up and decided that going into brand management sounded pretty cool. (I’m impulsive like that.) What did I do? Well, conveniently I work in the Managerial Studies department and they’re moving. I picked up some old textbooks and started to teach myself marketing. I talked to a senior who I knew had similar interests and got advice. I learned. This year, I asked God more than once to let me drop out of school. He told me, “No, you’re here for a reason.” And I am. I still work hard and try glorify Him through my work. But at the end of the day, I strongly dislike school. That’s okay. For me, going to school is not how I get my education. I’m learning to accept that. I’m really interested to hear your opinion. Leave a comment with your thoughts.
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