Columbia Dropout Writes A Goodbye Essay Slamming The University

Columbia Dropout Writes A Goodbye Essay Slamming The University
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Ivy schools have been looked at as the ideal place to go to school for decades. However, one Columbia University dropout thinks otherwise. In a goodbye letter that was published in the Columbia Spectator, Hannah Shaper- who would have graduated in 2015- writes:

“Society can go fornicate itself for stamping your forehead with the seal of approval if and only if you follow its path. For better or for worse, this mysterious nonentity that we call Columbia University caters to societal approval.

That’s not necessarily bad, but it is limiting. If, like me, you once thought self-validation might come from a GPA or a diploma or a customized Vineyard Vines Columbia lion-print tie, think about what you really want out of this life.

Columbia doesn’t give that to you—only you can. If you feel like Columbia doesn’t care about you, that it would be no different if you left, you are right. Anyone who thinks otherwise, please send me a sample of what you are smoking.”

Not many can argue against the fact that schools, especially private ones, are a business. They, like any other business, are focused on making money. But where should the line be drawn between making a profit while still cultivating the students, and simply cranking out graduates to make as much profit as possible?

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Mom Documents The Brutally Honest Things Her 4-Year-Old Says To Her (Video)

Being a mother means always answering your children, even when they’re a little insulting. Author Johanna Stein attached a camera to her forehead and filmed her morning routine to prove how disparaging life with her 4-year-old daughter can be. The little girl pelts Stein with thoughts that include, but are not limited to, the hairs above […]

World Emily Arata

The First Ebola Case In America Has Been Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the US. While doctors have previously treated the devastating disease, patients up until now had been transported in from West Africa to American hospitals. The man, currently in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, arrived at the hospital on Monday with […]

Also On Elite

World

This Boy From India May Be The Tallest 5-Year-Old Of All Time (Photos)

The NBA is missing out on three potentially amazing players in Uttar Pradesh, India in the Singh family, who, between the three of them, stand at an incredible 19’5″. Shweatlana Singh, 26, is a mindblowing 7’3″, and continues to grow, due to a genetic condition causing her to produce an excess growth hormone. Her husband, Sanjay, […]

Envision

Marvel Just Took A Big Stand Against Bullies With These Amazing Ads (Photos)

How awesome would it be if superheroes like Captain America and Star-Lord came to the rescue of those who are bullied on a daily basis? On September 4, Marvel Entertainment announced they’d be teaming up with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying organization, to produce a line of special edition comics. The anti-bullying comics […]