Be careful to keep your view of college in its proper place or else you may become like me and realize you’re letting it get out of hand.
This is what I mean: college is all about me. Nothing about it is for other people. My grades, my success, my future, my tests.
I met a middle-aged woman who had to take some college courses to get re-certified to switch careers. She had taught special education for 12 years. What a contrast between her previous job and her time in college! She put it so well:
“College is so easy. All I have to do is look out for myself. It’s so me-focused. While I was teaching special ed I was used to taking care of their every need. I went to bed thinking about my kids. Now, I get a cup of coffee, walk to class, and sleep easy at night. I’m on cruise control.”
Make sure college doesn’t become your idol factory. College: where you pursue every worldly desire: success, fame, money, power, intelligence, self-improvement, comparison to others, recognition. All the while the emptiness of those things chip away at your heart until you feel like you gained the world, but lost Christ.