“ Life has but a handful of central conflicts, replayed by each person with the same ferocity and intensity as if they were the first.”
- Zen Buddhist saying
Just like the quotation on life, there are a handful of deeply important, potentially life-changing questions regarding students' academic careers that I hear many times. I've arranged the most common below in the approximate chronological order of career development, from high school senior through first class year. Unfortunately I don't have the answers, but perhaps I can raise some new questions that aren't immediately obvious.