26 January 2012
I really like this article by Brett Nelson on considering postponing college. I think there is wisdom here. He proposes, "Okay, it’s a bit Draconian. And, yes, plenty of students are truly engaged and take advantage of what their universities have to offer. But there are also plenty of 18-year-olds who are itching to get the four-year party started. I’d reckon that grownup training would put all undergrads deeply in touch with 1) why they wanted to go college in the first place, 2) what a special opportunity college really is, and 3) more than a vague notion of what—and better yet who—they wanted to be when they grew up."