Mar 20, 2018 #1
no eureka moment
The more I read, the more I understand the world around me, there is an underlying realization I'm confronted with. There is so much in this world which I don't understand. I don't understand the social relationships which underpin the gender roles, I don't understand the inequality which is increasingly underpinning the reality of the 21st-century economy, I don't understand why despite scientific consensus there isn't enough being done to tackle climate change, and, above all, I don't understand how to react to increasing global polarisation of the society.
But what I understand is that in order to answer these questions, I need a solid liberal arts undergraduate education. Where I can understand the causes of things, where I can open myself to new ideas, and challenge myself to critically think about the world. This is why I don't intend to choose a major from the point of departure, but aggressively pursue an education in its truest sense. This pushed me to decide to study abroad in the United States, where this form of education has been rightly championed.
Over the past few months, as I browsed through liberal arts colleges across the states, there was something which drew me closer to Mount Holyoke. There is no one thing I can point towards. There was no eureka moment. But small things which pulled me towards applying to Mount Holyoke. Perhaps, it is the small, personal nature of the college, or that it has been an incubator of women leaders who have championed social justice causes, or it could be the idea of studying on the bank of the Lower Pond. What's more likely, is that its a combination of these factors. Underpinned by the desire to understand the world, and that journey, for me, begins from Mount Holyoke.