As a child I hated school because I felt as though I was forced to learn about useless stuff I would never need in life, but I did learn how to read and read well. By the 6th grade I had a 12th grade reading level. Math I was never good at, and drawing is something I have been doing ever since I could hold a crayon in my hand.
Today is different. As a technology worker I have to keep up with what is going on in the world to stay in the game. But thats OK, because I like my work. To satisfy that end I am subscribed to over 160 trade and technical magazines I receive monthly. I skim through them on the way to work while I ride the subway. I glean them for ideas and technology I can use on the job. At work I am also in charge of procurement of all MRO supplies, which is really very often about getting good quality at a good price. Because of this I go to College at night to major in business. I do this for 2 reasons. First off the knowledge gained has practical value to me on the job, secondly it makes me feel young. I compete for high grades against my younger classmates and I usually come out at or near the top list. On June 2nd 2005 I graduated with a 4 year degree in Business from Brooklyn College. Now I am trying to go for my MBA dgree next. School to me is like a gymnasium for the mind. I can't stop.