Dena Kouremetis

Psychology Today

School of Hard Knocks or the Quad?

From the time we are small, we’re told that if we are good students, our reward will be getting accepted to/attending college.  Parents tell us that college is supposed to be the icing on our educational cakes, the chance to become more self-sufficient, and the introspective path to our true selves. 

While skipping through the quad or huddling in collegiate study groups, we are also told that it's a good time to act on our passions and become armed with enough knowledge to plan our livelihoods.  Some of us do – or did. But in retrospect, many of us still wonder how those years might have been spent doing something more productive – something that spoke more to who we wanted to become or at least gave us time to experiment with it. Read more...

Dena Kouremetis