I had thought I was an avid reader until a friend of mine shared with me how she spent her first year in college.
‘It is a year-long course where students immerse themselves in literature, philosophy, art, and the humanities. Ninety freshmen live in the same residence hall, eat dinner three times a week with their professors, write a ten page paper a week, and have a private writing tutor to critique their work. There is even a resident tutor to assist in the evening hours.’
The more research I did about it, the more I felt my university education had been completely wasted. I did learn about how to calculate WACC (weighted average cost) which helped to land me a job after university. But I had very little (close to zero) exposure to western literature, philosophy and humanities. I was relatively well geared for a job but extremely ill prepared to be a well-rounded human.
In the hope there is less people like me, I list some good reading programs in this blog post:
Officially I felt illiterate and I guess I would probably feel more so when I learn and read more.