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    Unfortunately this isn't a post to share something, but to ask something of you instead.

    I have been struggling with a decision for the past little while, and as I am very inspired by the collective intelligence and enlightenment in this community I thought perhaps I would see what opinions you could give me on the subject.

    The question is how you feel about education, in a practical sense. I assume that a majority of people here are currently attending, or have graduated from university or college? I myself just completed a brief yet intense design program, which has successfully launched me into my 'career' as a freelancer (ugh). Ok, I'm hardly complaining.

    The program was great, but left my completely mentally unstimulated. I really want to study a lot of things, but I don't really have much experience with post-secondary education and my whole experience with this education system has left me lacking enthusiasm for it. I'm just wondering what your experience has been and whether or not you would recommend it? So far I have been picking up as many books as I can, adamant that I can teach myself, but I'm starting to wonder whether or not I'm really getting as much out of it as I could without the discussion and interaction that a class would supply.

    So far I have been working my way into philosophy and psychology texts but ultimately would like to move into physics and mathematics. Do you think it is a realistic goal to pursue self-education of that kind? If anyone has experience with it, do you have any specific suggestions? I don't care about the titles whatsoever, so that is not an issue...

    I really appreciate any feedback and thank you in advance!
    Sat, Sep 6, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: education, diy, advice
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