According to the article “When Does Education Stop?” it stated that a young man interviewed the author, James Michener, and bellyaching about writing a three thousand words paper which is about James’ book. Because the young man sounded whimpering, James started to talk about his own experience of writing millions words paper. He mentioned that young people should realize that they have to put many efforts in order to achieve their goals. Also, men and women should know that they would face the difficult tasks before they success. Besides, no college can educate people with all they want, and all they need in the future. Although people study literature, logic or history probably have a fewer job opportunities, these fields actually have more wide job opportunities in the future. In addition, the schools are not a relax place. In stead of it, these schools are the places to train people. Therefore, if professors do not give many works for students to study, they should quit those professors or schools and seek others who have harsh teaching rules.
The changes of the social structure caused people tend to learn the high technology instead of studying arts or literature. Some scholars think that people don’t know how to write a good paper, or a nice article because people think it’s too tedious that takes a lot of time to write, to research, and to edit. People love to look for material satisfaction, or participate with things which they are interested in. Therefore, they probably don’t want to spend much time to devote in studying. In my opinion, either having a lot of works or less works has it’s own advantages and disadvantages which depends on person’s own interests.
People usually get different kind of benefits from various things, and it’s hard to determine which is better or not. According to the author, people avoid doing difficult tasks; instead, they just complain about those works. The hard works can develop people’s own knowledge, and that can train their brains to think deeper. People will have better abilities to face the future problems. The more experience people have in college, the better performances they can achieve in the society; for example, the biology students have to do a lot of lab works before they become a medical student even a doctor. If they don’t make any experiment before they become doctors, they probably will make many mistakes during the operation. However, if people study at home, they will miss a lot of opportunities to engage with others. Not only can’t they have social life to communicate with others, but also they somehow can damage their healthy. For instance, people don’t have time to do exercises. In addition, there will be less time to develop students’ own interests, and their interests in learning may decrease that the results sometime may be opposite to the author expected.
Human is not the computer, and they are not able to digest right away. It should take a short term such as a quarter system to think deeper and to understand some philosophical questions. Thus, people need sometime to understand and absorb. As a result, they can apply the knowledge in to their lives. If people have more free time except doing harsh works, they can create their interests and enjoy life. For example, people can find a part time job and earn money when they don’t have classes. Furthermore, they will learn the social skills and experiences from the job which can not learn from the school.
In conclusion, people have many ways to learn things whether to study at the school or from the society. Also, each one of us has a different kind of ability to absorb things. In my opinion, people know which studying way is good for themselves. Some of them don’t want to have a lot of material to read and to write because they don’t want to be limited; some people like to have a lot of works to do such as the author who believe brains should be disciplined. Therefore, it’s difficult to determine which way is correct or not.