I think of myself as a reflective individual, questioning whether my motives and actions truly embody the person I aspire to be. This will make my eventual choice all the more difficult, for it means confronting not so much the options available to me but understanding how this choice will impact my life long after my graduation. Can people at these schools be serious, without taking themselves seriously? Will my peers see learning as an end in itself? Are students thinking more broadly than simply their semester grades and preparing themselves for their careers?...Over the next few weeks, I’ll see how they can transform their students.Unsurprisingly, the commenters suggest that a person of such a wise and sensitive soul should really consider Chicago. Like Chicago needs any more personally reflective seriously unserious soul transformers. (Also, what is it exactly that a college can do in the next few weeks to transform its students? Is there some kind of mid-April prospective student transubstantiation that I missed?)
With each passing year, I grow gladder and gladder that I am not 18 anymore.