Maybe it’s true that with age comes wisdom. When I was in high school/university, I was focused on getting good grades, not on learning whatever it was they were trying to teach me. Like most students, I took all the shortcuts I could to save myself any extra work. While it led to a good transcript, it didn’t necessarily give me a good education.
Fast forward 15 years…I just started my technical communication course, and I’m loving the whole learning-something-new process. I’m engaged in what I’m doing because I see value in it (I have real-world experience now) and want to develop new skills. I’m soaking up all the information like a sponge cause I haven’t been intellectually challenged in oh so long. If everyone went back to school after a few years away, think of the progress our society would make.