Prompt: If you founded your own college or university, what topic of study would you make mandatory for all students to study and why? What would be the values and priorities of your institution and why?
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In today's society, everywhere I look I hear the importance of education being stressed. I also, from a young age, have been told time and time again to focus on my education. What I have never heard stressed, however, is learning the ability to apply one's knowledge and envision a plan for the future. Helen Keller once said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." That is why if I founded my own college or university, the mandatory topic of study would be to develop students' vision.
All successful people, men and women, are immense dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision. Achieving a goal or resolving an issue takes more than just vision, however. It takes intelligence, imagination, leadership, and action, all of which would be valued at my university. In the world today, especially America, technology can solve many problems on its own; if everyone backed a leader, with a common vision, we could address today's issues with the same vigor that placed a man on the moon in 1969.