“The purpose of a college education, Wilson said throughout his academic career, was to teach young men to think as differently from their fathers as possible.”
– A. Scott Berg, “Wilson”
Disregarding Woodrow Wilson’s time and thoughts, and therefore reduction of women from the statement, this is one that encompasses the idea of a college education for me. One does not attend college to regurgitate staid facts and the thoughts of others, but to take a short moment of freedom to pursue new lines of thought. Whether or not those new lines of thought are the same thought generally by most young people on their first departure from the home is another matter, but the fact that higher education is intended to broaden the mind and bring forth new ideas is one that should be shouted from mountaintops.