Anyone Else???

Discussion in 'Higher Ed' started by Tuk_Tuk, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Tuk_Tuk

    Tuk_Tuk Member


    Am I the only one in University just because I like learning??? I hear all these people complaining about grades and the cost of education, personally I came to university to learn and become more enlightened, and rarely worry about the price and grades I receive...

    Peace and Love,
  2. gertie

    gertie Senior Member

    i dislike the cost of education, especially as they climb higher and higher. i think about grades, more for my personal goals, but also for my love of learning and my determinance to get a degree so that i may move on to higher levels of learning.
  3. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    When I was in college, my being there because I liked to learn was thought slightly odd. Few people could understand why my friend majored in philosophy when there wasn't a job demand for philosophers.

    The increasing cost of college has changed things. My desire for learning rather than earning was odd, now it is exceedingly rare. It is a shame.
  4. unconcerned

    unconcerned Member

    no. im in the university because i like learning, however i realize that i dont have the money to do that forever, and that someday ill need a professional career to support a full family and live comfortably. so im combining the aspect of enjoying education with the role of the future...
    you aren't a martyr my friend, you are a cynical bastard.
    and trust me, thats okay, because so am i...hell, just look at this post.
    hope you dont hate me. :)
  5. artful_dodger

    artful_dodger Member

    No, I'm also in school to learn. I'm also picking up practical skills, but I tend to choose my classes based on my interests.

    It's possible for me through grants and loans... not sure I'd be in school without them.

    Even after I finish, though, I'd like to keep taking at least a class a year.
  6. dawn_sky

    dawn_sky Senior Member

    I am in school to learn. I enjoy learning. However, there is a real world out there -- as much as I enjoy learning, when I have to bust my ass at some waitressing job to cover the bills, I tend not to have the energy to do as much reading & whatnot as I would like to. Therefore, the cost of education is an important issue. If it becomes too expensive or if they cut federal financial aid, I can not attend university & will have to go get a job that will cut into my time for learning what I want to learn.

    Since I don't want to have a huge mountain of debt from student loans when I graduate, grades are also important -- I need that gpa to get merit-based aid, like fellowships. Of course, extra-curricular activities & independent research experience are also important for these things, but grades are a factor.
  7. unconcerned

    unconcerned Member

    ideally, i would like to take a class or two every semester as well, indefinitely. it'll be nice once all of those start to add up to various degrees as well...being able to do this sort of thing in grad school would be wonderful.


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