Sunday, January 09, 2011

Taking a gap year expands the opportunities for being tedious

Liked David Mitchell's rather melancholy reflections on the whole business of students taking a 'gap-year' from their studies.

My reservations are slightly different. It is one of the top three experiences people have that seem to convince them they know more than they actually do. These are:

1) Travelling widely.

2) Taking a lot of drugs.

3) Doing some academic psychology but not enough to get you to the stage where you realise no-one knows anything.

Often people have more than one of these going on in their lives. This can be quite trying.
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