I think that one of the things that I loved the most about being here was the feeling that anything was possible; just infinite choices ahead of you. You’ll get out of school and anything can happen. And then you do get out and life happens, you know. Decisions get made, and all those many choices you had in front of you are no longer really there. At certain point, you gotta go: “Oh,I guess this is how it’s going out” and there’s something a little depressing about that.
—  Jesse - Liberal Arts
Our society is gripped by an epidemic of negativity and cynicism. Especially on the Internet. Everyone’s opinion is just flying around and a lot of it is so negative. Often people don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re having a bad day and anonymously say negative things. To me, it’s more fun and it feels better to talk about something you love. You don’t need to deal with the stuff you hate and you definitely don’t need to wallow in it.

Josh Radnor

  • A person with a business degree says, “How can I get paid when it works?”
  • A person with a finance degree says, “How much do you need to borrow to get it to work?”
  • A person with a degree in science says, “How does it work?”
  • A person with a degree in philosophy says, “Why does it work?”
  • A person with a degree in theology says, “Who makes it work?”
  • A person with a degree in mathematics says, “How many ways will it work?”
  • A person with a degree in liberal arts says, “Would you like fries with that?”
  • A person with a psychology degree says, “Why do you want fries with that?”

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All of these movies and the show “Girls” are key influences of my literacy. Each one of these were written by the main character of the movie. These actors write these independent films and create these really special movies through their own creativity.    These are low budget films not blockbusters and that is what makes so influential in my literacy. 

Weird to think that 4 years ago I was deciding on what college I was going to & now I’ll be out in 2 weeks & I influenced a family friend to come here this fall. 4 years ago I was a different person, with different worries and priorities. I was a biology major trying to fit in & I eventually learned that it’s okay to change your major & study liberal arts. It’s okay to make mistakes–as long as you learn from them. It’s okay to aspire against the grain & against a 9-5 job. It’s okay for your parents to worry about you & question your many unconventional life choices. It’s okay to change your mind about certain friends and relationships. It’s okay to change, but one of the most important things I’ve learned is that whenever or whatever you change in your life it’s important to do it with fearless commitment. Even if that commitment is short term, do your best & to hell with the rest~