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Old 10-26-2011, 08:10 AM
pxavier pxavier is offline
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Default Re: School vs. Music

Also, my English textual studies teacher wouldn't have warned us before our test on Monday that "he was not out to trick us" if he didn't believe other professors were out there doing so, or that he had the ability to do so (see music teacher example). His test was fair, and honest, like he is...

Guys, let me get this straight. I'm not getting a job to buy more cymbals. I'm not getting a job to own a thousand stacks I won't use on stage. I'm getting a job so I won't starve my art, the one thing in life I'm best at. So before you assume I'm passive about drumming, and willing to put it off for a career in something I'm not interested in, think twice. Drumming is one of the most important aspects in my life. It is priority number one, and the "ends" to my happiness. School is just a means. And by no means can I stand for the crap I take in school. It's not right, and therefore I consciously decide to step out of that sphere and be my own man, not some cog out designing things for a body of people I've never met. Don't get me wrong, engineering is beautiful, but not as beautiful as it could be. Music on the other hand, will remain as beautiful as it can be forever. On that note, I'd like for everyone to know I am very thankful for your participation, but you need to stop thinking that college is perfect. In some cases, including mine, it takes luck and a stronger sense of passion (and sacrifice there of) to get through it. Humility is key, sometimes more than smarts.

ALSO, I'd like everyone to know that this is a school versus music thread, NOT a bash college, your opinion is wrong thread. Make comments as you please, but please respect the opinions of others. If you don't, be prepared to receive a rebuttal. The point of this thread is the conflict between music and schooling in a student's life, and whether or not it is worth it. Some people are addressing this point directly, others decide to take another approach attacking the opinions of others and not answering the question of which side's pros/cons list outweighs the other's.

Last edited by pxavier; 10-26-2011 at 08:24 AM.