I am a proud lifelong learner and student. School is my friend, one that I always miss whenever we’re apart. I hold myself to a standard of intellect that may be a bit more exacting than others but that’s a part of my personality so it’s too late to change now. My relationship with learning is the same now as it was when I was a child, eagerly absorbing information. Consequently, I don’t think that I’ll ever have enough degrees, knowledge, or information to be fully sated. That is a direct contradiction of my current situation. I am not in love with this class; one that I just knew I’d adore taking. I was wrong.
With all that being said, I am the one who’s accruing interest and enormous student loans in order to attain the ultimate degree. Sadly, in this country the people that desire post-secondary education are forced to do such things. Whoever said keep rising to the top was an idiot! You can’t come back from student loans and boring professors/lectures. The real deal is simply this; the price of higher learning is costly. The sacrifice is great, more than the average human is willing to bear. However I find it to be one that I’d happily undertake on a never-ending basis. In the pain of self-important, know it all professors, long nights of homework, and the nonstop pursuit of multiple degrees I have found my bliss.