Last week Devin and I started school again. Though I wanted to take 15 credits so I could be done with school this semester I was only able to take 11. Devin and I signed up for a cooking class together but after the second class we decided that it was geared more towards the pre-missionary who only knew how to cook raman noodles. Now I am down to 9 credits but I have to take classes next semester anyway so what is one more half credit class. So next semester we will take golf together instead.
This semester my three classes consist of ones that I think will be my most useful classes yet. I have child socialization and personality development, advanced first aid, and infant development. I am excited about all three of them and hope they will actually provide useful information. In my infant development class we had a quick discussion about making the most of your education. Usually, the teachers use these type of moments to try to convince the students that the course they are teaching will have the most useful information of any class that you have or will ever take at BYU. I appreciate their enthusiasm but I’m pretty sure that something like "how much I loved statistics" will not be the determining factor of wether or not I get into the Celestial Kingdom. With that agenda aside, I was pleased to hear my professors thoughts and thought that I’d share the quote that he shared in class. I’ve heard it before but felt that as my college education comes slowly to an end, it is an important principle to remember even after graduation.
“It is so important that you young men and you young women get all of the education that you can. The Lord has said very plainly that His people are to gain knowledge of countries and kingdoms and of things of the world through the process of education, even by study and by faith. Education is the key which will unlock the door of opportunity for you. It is worth sacrificing for. It is worth working at, and if you educate your mind and your hands, you will be able to make a great contribution to the society of which you are a part, and you will be able to reflect honorably on the Church of which you are a member. My dear young brothers and sisters, take advantage of every educational opportunity that you can possibly afford, and you fathers and mothers, encourage your sons and daughters to gain an education which will bless their lives.” –President Gordon B. Hinckley