Justifying the Means

My fellow Librarian Bryan’s post “Is College Worth the Effort?” made me really rethink and reconsider if all the hard work, the blood, sweat, and tears, were actually worth the effort. With someone who has a lot on their plate educational-wise, I wonder if I bit more than I could chew. I think this situation is best compared to that of Andrew Neiman’s in Whiplash.


Photo ©2011 by Betsy Streeter [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

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Is College Worth the Effort?

On my last blog, I vented quite a bit about the competitiveness of college admissions for the University of California system. This week, I would like to take the subject of college in a bit of a different direction. The question, “Is a college education really worth the time, money and effort?”

All of my life I have been told that I need to study hard to get into a good college so that I can have a career that I can support myself with. It has been hammered into my head so long and I never questioned it. Year after year I toil, AP and Honors classes since I was a freshman. I even got a head start on Spanish and math in middle school, taking high school geometry and Spanish I. Now I am taking college classes in high school to get ahead in college.


Photo @ 2010 by Sean MacEntee [CC by 2.0]

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Sparking the Mind

Look at how much the world progressed. Back when the world was once ruled by dinosaurs and cavemen. Now look at us with our iPhone’s and all this new developed technology. We’ve progressed so much,but the question is how? Well I believe this is all in what we call our mind. The inventor. The spark to the possibility to new beginnings. The most helpful but yet most devastating. Our minds have so much potential that you start to question yourself…is there an end of what the mind is capable of?

Photo@2012 by Denise Krebs [CC-BY-2.0]

Photo@2012 by Denise Krebs [CC-BY-2.0]

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