"Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs."
~ Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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Choosing the right college is over-rated. Just about every college in the United States has more talented and interesting students than you will have time to get to know in four years. At every college in America you will not be able to take all the great courses from great faculty, read every worthwhile book in the library, or participate in all the rewarding extracurricular activities.... Choosing the right courses, on the other hand, is under-rated. In the old days you could take a lot of silly courses and guts and get away with it. But your generation is going to have to scramble and you need every edge you can get.You can read Prof Mead's entire article by following the link below: