Philosophical Thought of the Day

You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..."

- Tom Petty


I was asked recently: what have been the best times of my life?

Without a doubt I thought back to my times in college. I don't know why I enjoyed these times so much, but I think it has a lot to do with a sort of innocence everyone had. I am not saying that we were innocent by any moral standards, but we were all young, eager, and invincible. There was nothing we couldn't handle with a few friends, a case of beer, and good music. College was the place where I grew up and found myself. This is something that everyone who was there went through with me. This experience allows us a unique window to build lifelong friendships and experiences that are intertwined. I can think back to a few specific moments during my time in college that were not only good times, but were life changing moments. What makes college so unique was simply at this juncture in our lives we were free. We may or may not have had older siblings and parents, but while we are in college we turn to our friends for help and guidance. None of us had any real clue on how to handle challenging situations. But in college unlike any other times in our life this simple fact doesn't matter. We all learned and grew together regardless of who has experiencing hard times. Simply put college is a perfect blend of our youth, inexperience, friends, learning, good times, partying, and growing.

College: The best of times with the greatest of friends, where we lived fast and drank even faster.

- Robby Silk