College is perhaps commonly thought to be not just a place but rather a distinguished and significant period of life. Some even say that these were the best years in their life or even represented an entire era. Of course, everyone has their understanding of the role college plays and their objectives related to this next education level. This essay reveals what college means to me and the expectations I have.
First of all, college is a set of life lessons and a new level of responsibility for your future. I think that a lot depends on how people spend these years and what their priorities are. However, I am not claiming that studying is the only proper priority. In fact, I would like to learn not only academic concepts but also prepare for adulthood in terms of personal growth.
Moreover, attending college opens the door to a richer life. This is not just about money and a more financially appealing career path. This is about the opportunity to become richer in terms of choice, knowledge, and experience. Education is more than cramming theorems and complex concepts. The college develops critical thinking, helps think broader and more flexible, trains the intellect.
To conclude, I am finally studying deeper what really interests me at this stage in my life. Perhaps, what I will learn over the next couple of years will empower me to make the world a better place. However, even if not, at least I will differ from the many due to my education. After all, as Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” (Einstein, 1987).
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. (1987). The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Princeton, N.J. :Princeton University Press.