So lately I've been thinking about what I want to be when I grow up. I'll be 30 next year, so I'm about a decade late, but whatever. Career choices #1 and #2 aren't cutting it, so I'm hoping that the third time's the charm. Anyway, this whole train of thought has led me to think about going back to school. Then I started thinking about my undergrad choice, and my first attempt at graduate level study. Then I started talking to the 3-D people in my life about their scholastic choices, and what led them to choose what they did. Then I talked to some other people who never went on past high school, yet possess some of the greatest brains of anyone I know. They shunned formal education, but still pursued intellectual interests, just for the simple love of learning. They write, they play instruments, they learn about quantum physics, they know every baseball stat from the beginning of time. Not because some professor told them to, but because they wanted to know. Very very cool, in my opinion.
So why am I telling you people this? Because I want to know more about what you guys do, and what you think about. If you went to college or are currently a student, what did you go/are you going for? Why'd you pick it? Did/Do you enjoy it, or, like me, would you do things differently if given the option? If you haven't gone to college, do you independently research things just because you find them interesting? If so, what? If not, do you have things you'd like to learn about if only you had the time? What are they? If you're planning on going to college at some point, what do you want to study while you're there? Why?
I know, it's Monday and nobody wants to think. But indulge me. Please? I'll give you a cookie. It'll be cyberlicious.