Columbia Dropout Writes A Goodbye Essay Slamming The University

Columbia Dropout Writes A Goodbye Essay Slamming The University
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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. 

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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.

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