Fanaticism for Anything is Addiction
I have to be honest here…I’m addicted. Given my background and how others view me, it’s rather embarrassing to admit, but I am completely and utterly addicted. It’s all I can think about, talk about, and even dream about. I’m so ashamed because I know I’m out of control, but I feel the need to confess my addiction in a public yet anonymous way.
I am addicted to school.
I love everything about learning something new in an institution that challenges me. I can’t get enough of it. I have had to conceal my addiction to education for quite some time now. I mean, it’s rather embarrassing. But, when I go home at night, I steal away to my bedroom, shut the door, turn out the lights so that I’m sure no one can see me, and then I surf the internet for college and/or university programmes that interest me. I mean, I don’t think you understand what I’m talking about here…I literally view dozens and dozens of universities and colleges, read all about the programmes they offer, and get excited about what else I can learn pretty much every night! I think about ways that I can find enough money to get my next hit; all I want to do is sit in a classroom and learn.
So far, I’ve found some pretty interesting courses at some great schools, and I really don’t think it can get much better than that. Right now, the courses that interest me the most are Earliest English Literature, Social Deviance, and Microsoft Office Proficiency. Seriously…those are the courses I want to take. Permit me to take a minute to explain the reasons why:
I speak English (obviously) and studied English Literature in school, and, as a result, I became fascinated with England. I assume that those reasons are enough to valid my interest in the Earliest English Literature programme. If not, well, it doesn’t really matter. Besides, this is my addiction, not yours. 😉
As for Social Deviance, I think that my desire to enrol in this course is due to my unending devotion to Max Haines. If you’re not familiar with that name, I’ll explain simply by saying that he was an author who used to write articles for the Toronto Sun, and he always told some macabre tale of murder most fowl. Those stories intrigued me (and most other Torontonians) for years, so learning a bit more about what causes a person to be socially deviant became, in a word, captivating.
My final choice, the Microsoft Office Proficiency course, may come as a bit of a surprise. I know that most people are quite comfortable using MS Office, and just love to flaunt their skills with Excel and Access to the rest of us, but I really haven’t had the need to know it…until now. I think that this course offers a comprehensive programme in using Office, and the longer I put off learning it, the worse things will get! So, if I enrol in this course, perhaps I will be able to flaunt all of my Access skills to my unsuspecting friends, rendering them speechless. I have to admit, that would feel pretty good.
So, those are my top choices (for now). And, as previously stated, I will continue to scour the internet until I can find that next course that intrigues me. At that point, I will probably begin to shake with excitement, and allow the thought of enrolling in that programme to overtake my mind, until I satisfy my craving and just enrol. What a rush that will be.
If there’s a 12-step programme for people like me, I don’t want to know about it…
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