I think we have reached that critical phase of life.
It's that phase that starts when someone else hands you a pair of glasses and says, "See? I think you need these.."
And I'm like, "No, I'm just fine." Except I'm not. Not only is there not enough light in this world (seasonal lack of light disorder), but I'm having a time seeing what is out there.
And I have to see because I'm teaching others how to study. Yes, it is that time of year again--the study skills time of year!!
It's that time of year where I am supposed to make learning fun and lively and impart some great wisdom about studying. Yes, the annual winter semester study skills class has ensued. And I have 10 bright, willing, eager and studious pupils ready for me to change their paradigms.. I mean.. GPAs.. into a bright future.
So, I asked the kids why studying was important. Among the many answers, the most hilarious one was this.
You need to study and get good grades so you can go to college and then law school and make a lot of money because you'll need a nice car and girls like nice cars and money. (sic)
Perhaps, he was just voicing what all the other guys were thinking.
With high and lofty goals like that, what's holding us back? And then, I gently reminded him that this was a Christian co-op, and we were going to try and be slightly less materialistic in our goals. Not that those other things do not have merit. They do, but I would like to think there are a few other reasons why studying is important for young people.
So, why IS studying important anyway? Is it just so you can wear glasses and look studious once in a while?
If I get any high-brow thoughts on this topic, I may end up tossing them your way. If not, I'm just going to wear my glasses while I'm correcting critical essays and think high brow thoughts here and there...