I’m 18, a senior in high school and ready to conquer what my parents refer to as the “real world.” After discovering Daniel Quinn’s books my sophomore year I have worked hard at what his message to me specifically is. This leads me to my question: I’m planning on going to college and studying philosophy and psychology. The question of where still remains. I have been drawn to a small Great Books college named St. John’s, but can’t quite figure out if the things that it teaches are consistent with the values upheld in Ishmael, My Ishmael, and The Story of B. The thing is, it teaches everyone the same things through seminar classes and the “Greatest minds” of Western culture. I only hesitate because there is more out there than simply Plato, Aristotle, Freud, and Wagner, and I’m afraid that I’ll become ignorant to everything else. What is your opinion?
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