FIVE THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO BE “COLLEGE-READY.”
SELF-REGULATION COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE
You can’t possibly self-regulate unless you have some self-knowledge.
CURIOSITY COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE
His first requirement, curiosity, is a given if you want to know yourself.
PASSION COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE
His third requirement, passion, comes from self-knowledge. When you know who who you are and what you want, passion arrives automatically.
SO DOES EMPATHY
His fourth requirement, empathy, also derives from self-knowledge, albeit unexpectedly.
Self-knowledge brings clarity. You see things others don’t see about themselves and the world and you can put yourself in another’s place because you “get” what it is to NOT have Self-Knowledge.
AND SKEPTICISM ABOUT AUTHORITY
Why? Because when you know yourself you resist conventional wisdom, general instructions, advertising and the general rules of others (parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, etc.)
It’s not because you think you know everything, it’s because, knowing yourself, you know what is good for you and what is not.
IT IS EXCITING TO HAVE SELF-KNOWLEDGE!
Not only is it not painful, it’s exciting and revelatory!