So last week we dropped her off. I'm a little sad about this. Why wouldn't she want to watch a movie with me every day?
I will try to summarize all the reasons people give me for going to college and what my response is:
"You have four years to learn the liberal arts: literature, history, soft sciences, etc."
My response: Reading is free. It doesn't have to cost money.
I didn't fall in love with reading until I was about 22. After college. I read and I wrote every day and I haven't stopped since. Because I wanted to be a better writer, I'd read books by great writers and then usually go to the library and try to find the literary criticism on each book. I didn't take a class.
I read what I wanted, when I wanted. And I still love it.
"Well, what if someone never likes to read. College is the last chance for them to learn these things."
Answer: No. If you don't like something, you will NEVER learn simply from reading about it.
Maybe it's just me. But I have never learned about anything I wasn't interested in. I can only learn when I am passionately interested in something.
Even now, when I read a book, I only remember about one to two percent of it a month or so afterwards. Imagine if I wasn't interested in the book. I'd remember zero percent. Or worse, I'd start to hate the topic.