When I was in school, I used to feel quite important.
My social circle was quite small and I was confident that I was going to achieve all of my goals and everything was going to go swimmingly.
I was essentially was a big fish in a small pond.
However, as I have moved up through the educational system, I have gradually come to realise that this is not the case.
It turns out that I am a teeny tiny fish in a significantly larger body of water.
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I have a degree in English Literature which essentially means that I have a £27,000 piece of paper that says I’m good at books.
One of the main skills that you learn as an English student is to think critically – to take wider intellectual concepts and apply them to whatever text you happen to be studying.
When I was at university, I often felt an obligation to live up to my image as a literature student.
I tried very hard to sound well read and informed and to provide a deep insightful commentary on whatever subject I happened to be discussing.
I graduated from university a couple of years ago and, since then, I’ve become concerned that I haven’t been intellectually stimulating my mind as frequently as I used to.
I used to be interested in critical observations about the flawed nature of human society.
Now, simple little things BLOW MY MIND.
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