Getting an education can and should be a somewhat pleasant process. It is something that can further your career, broaden your understanding of the world as a whole, and make your life more interesting and well-rounded. However, the purpose of education has shifted from giving people these benefits of having an education, to constant, stressful preparation for whatever is supposed to come next. Children very frequently love to learn and go to school when they are younger, and then become so bogged down by pressure that that is what they associate with education, leaving them to resent it as a concept. Although it is true that no one is going to like every subject or assignment, and there is always going to be that one kid who refuses to have a good time no matter how hard the teacher may try, this should not have to be the case for all students all the time.
Success is achieving whatever it is you need to. If education was treated as it should be, success would be getting work done and feeling proud about what you have learned through your assignments, because to get the full benefits of an education you need to have completed work and learned something from it. In terms of education as it is now, success is getting as much done in as small of an amount of time as possible in order to reach the next step of life, whether that be the next section of schooling or the workforce, and learning is no longer a part of the equation. When it comes to my education, I feel I need to complete at least an undergraduate degree, meaning that graduation from college is success for me. Therefore, I am going to do everything in my power to accomplish this, which includes maximizin...
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...the most patient person in the world. Regardless of my romantic relationship status, I have a guinea pig that serves as both a companion and a conversation piece at rehearsals. There are a couple people from my first show who I get together with every so often to discuss who from the newer shows is more likely to win which Tony award.
Pretty much everything I ever could have wanted has started to happen 10 years from now. If not, then I will still be using my education and my experience from various UNCG events to try and get to that point. After all, that is the ultimate goal of getting a theatre-centered education. To live in New York and find a way to make a living doing what I love is to have achieved everything I could have ever hoped for. Getting my education and being involved in the Honors College are what I intend to use to help me get there.
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