The Power of the Mind and Spirit
Confucius compares education to the sculpting of marble. He said, "Just as the sculptor is to the marble, so is education to the soul. It releases it. For only educated men are free men." I see college as an irreplaceable time in my life when I can begin my journey to find the freedom that Confucius so eloquently describes. While in college, I want my education to bring me face to face with the awesome power of the human spirit and the human mind working together to achieve the beautiful and the revolutionary.
I believe that there is no nobler purpose than the endeavor to find freedom, and having said this, I want my college education to be more than an attempt to earn a degree. It is my hope that because of college I will realize that my soul and my life can never be the same. Through knowledge comes freedom, and I hope that, for me, through freedom comes change. Not to say that I am bound by chains now, but I want my education after high school to shatter the limitations that I place on myself and to challenge my mind to grasp both the profound and the fundamental. College is time for both my self-discovery and my intellectual and emotional growth, a place in the history of my life in which I know without a doubt my opportunities for personal success begin each day.
The juxtaposition of thought and...