The quest at the center of a liberal-arts education is not a luxury quest; it’s a necessity quest. If you do not undertake it, you risk leading a life of desperation—maybe quiet, maybe, in time, very loud—and I am not exaggerating. For you risk trying to be someone other than who you are, which, in the long run, is killing.Via Coordination Problem. Read and understand.
TO YOUR OWN SELF BE TRUE.
More useful advice for incoming students, this time from Mark Edmundson.