A Look into the Future

In the classic historical novel The Sword and the Stone, Merlin tells the future King Arthur: "The best thing is to learnsomething. That is the only thing that never fails." Later in the book he asks Arthur, "Have you learned anything?" to whichArthur replies, "I have learned and been happy."


I come from a small town in a small world; but this small world has a window, beyond which lays a larger world that I have quietly been watching ever since I can remember. From this world a dream was born of seeing new places, meeting new people, learning new things, and finding a career that I love. I imagine my commencement day to be a milestone of my life, and the doorway to that world beyond that of the small window. The knowledge, lifelong friendships, and the pride my family feels are just a few of the intimate details that will bring me to feel learned and happy on that day.

Knowledge is the intangible design that guides people through history and different concepts and philosophies that ultimately manifest into a better understanding of the world. I feel as though I have learned so much but yet so little. I have an endless thirst to learn more about my passions, and the experiences throughout college will lead to that thirst not only being sufficiently satisfied but spurred with a desire to continue learning forever. No matter how wizened my body grows or what people or products come and go, I will still contain and maintain the knowledge I have learned and the ability to continually expand upon it. Knowledge, to me, is...

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