Why I Went To College

Next week I will begin the last year of my undergraduate degree. Not my fourth year, but my tenth. Not at age 21 or 22, but at 34 years old. I will be 35 when I graduate. When I graduate it will have been exactly a decade, down to the week, since I first entered a college classroom as a student. It’s been a long path, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I did not go to school to get a better paying job, though I hope that will be a nice side-effect. I had a reliable job (which I hated) that I left to go to school full time. I also didn’t go in order to get some specific job that I wanted. In fact, I wasn’t even sure what my major would be for quite awhile.
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Why I Went To College
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Remote Sensing, Not Remote Viewing

When I mentioned to friends that I was going to be taking a class in remote sensing this quarter, many were baffled. “Wait… Benny… WHAT?!” they asked. I understood immediately what the confusion was. No, I assured them, I don’t think I’ve become psychic.

Remote viewing is the term used for the belief that people can use clairvoyance to perceive and learn about places, objects, or people that they cannot sense directly. It is a psudoscientific belief and process with absolutely no evidence to support it and flies in the face of all known science. Despite this, research into it was invested in by militaries around the world, including the United States Army. This is NOT what I am studying in college.
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Remote Sensing, Not Remote Viewing