Class should not be seen as a chore

Published by adviser, Author: Coryn Bookwalter - Commentary, Date: September 4, 2014
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Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading tweets and Facebook posts about the semester beginning.  Most have shed a negative light on education with posts such as, “Why is summer over? I hate school.” Others have been anticipating the start for all of the “social” reasons. While I am overly excited that I finally get to see my friends again, I seem to be one of very few who is actually looking forward to my classes. I absolutely adore learning and being able to challenge my mind once again. I even bought all my books at the beginning of August because I wanted school to start right then. Here at SRU is where I am the happiest, but I’ve noticed that a lot of people treat class as a chore and I don’t really understand why. I’m so thankful that I even get the chance to attend school because there are many people who are not even offered the opportunity. So why not be enthusiastic about learning? Instead of complaining about things being too difficult or a class being irrelevant to your major, why not embrace it and try to gain as much knowledge from the experience as you can? After all, what’s even the point of life without the pursuit of knowledge? 

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