The Reason I Wish to Attend Bates

Why, in particular, do you wish to attend Bates?

A few of the reasons I had for choosing Bates include the possibilities associated with the Bates Outing Club, the beautiful campus, and the exemplary environmental awareness of the students and faculty. I can say without a doubt, however, that my biggest reason was its wide-ranging curriculum. I do not know what I want to do with the rest of my life; all I know is that I want to understand as much about the world as possible and then improve it significantly.

My main interests include music, the environment, spirituality, philosophy, social sciences, art, creative writing, shoe shining, lawn care, bird climbing, and mountain watching. My list of secondary interests is twice as long, and unless I can find an occupation that involves everything previously mentioned and leaves significant time for my numerous other hobbies, I’m going to have to do a great deal of deciding between now and college graduation. I refuse to completely give up all of my interests, and I would prefer to discover the pursuit that makes me happiest in a neutral environment. If I decide to stick with bird climbing I would rather it not be because the mountain watching department is below par. When I make a decision, I want to know that I am making it with...

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