College: The One Year Program

If you sacrificed all of your time for the pursuit of one goal, what could you accomplish? David Banh, an 18-year old student at the University of Virginia decided his goal was to graduate. As soon as humanly possible. So he took on a ridiculous course-load, attended summer school, and used credits he’d earned from his previous career as a High School student and managed to graduate in a year. With a double major (math and physics).

He had scholarships all over the place, so working wasn’t necessary. There’s no way anybody with this load could have a social life, so that distraction is gone. Just pure focus on his goal.

Part of me says “Awesome!” and part of me says “He’s missing out on life and the ‘college experience'”, but who am I to judge what makes someone else happy? Maybe he thrives in that sort of environment. Diff’rent strokes ‘n all that.

I will say it makes me feel even worse for not accomplishing more with my life, and I’ve had a lot longer than a year to get something done.


~ by willtuck on September 21, 2006.

One Response to “College: The One Year Program”

  1. I think the whole “college life” thing is a sham anyway. You can get that same experience living with some roommates of college age, but without the hassles of class. He’s one smart mofo – both because he chose this path, and because he was actually able to do it.

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