August 26, 2002

In Praise of Lazy/Silly Bastards Everywhere

[ Zizka's dead-on advice/thoughts for the prospective Liberal Arts degree-go-getter ] :

Some years back a sociologist friend of mine told me about a study of why people went to college. None of the reasons given (economic, cultural, etc.) quite explained what was happening. There were too many exceptions, and no matter how you cut it, some students ended up going to college for no apparent reason. His conclusion was that going to college after high school is an "institution" -- like marriage for example. And one of the definitions of "institutions" is that you don't have to give any reason for them except that "everyone does it".

This reminds me: I'll post my personal essay, I Am So Not a Secretary, one of these days. *sigh*

[ link via Laura, 26 Aug 02 ]

Posted by ronn at August 26, 2002 04:46 PM