Hello! And thank you for disagreeing!
I am a student in the School of Management at Boston University. A senior, finishing up my degree in business administration and finance, I graduate from BU in May of 2014. I graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 2009, and I’ve enjoyed the wild ride of college for the past five years. I took a gap year between my sophomore and junior years of study, taking the opportunity to travel to Europe and Alaska. I came back to BU renewed, full of energy, and ready to tackle the next phase of my life.
All too often, I have been told by many people in my life that I needed to keep up with current events and daily opinions in the Wall Street Journal. My politically charged mom has repeatedly encouraged me to do so, and I’ve even received the same suggestion from former White House Press Secretary and current member of Fox News’ The Five, Dana Perino. Add in professors and fellow classmates suggesting and doing the same, and I’ve won the award for the stupidest decision not to follow their advice. It’s time to correct that now.
Life presents us all with tasks and issues we would rather not take the time to pursue. After all, who doesn’t like escaping reality into the worlds of television shows and movies? But the world isn’t going away, and if we continue to ignore reality, it will be us who wither away without an effort to make a stand for ourselves in this fast-paced and constantly evolving world.
Whether or not you like the world we live in, it’s right outside your door. Don’t take the easy road to the dismal destination of apathy. Discover your own opinions, formulate your own thoughts, and give yourself the knowledge of the now. Stimulate intellectual curiosity! Find out interests you didn’t know you had! Give yourself the chance to learn about something you never knew about, or even believed you would never find interesting!
Who knows where we’re going, but why not join me to find out?