Can I Learn?: An Argument for Continuous Education

August is coming to a close which, for me, almost always means back to school time. No, I’m not preparing to send any little ones off to class with a backpack full of Elmer’s glue and safety scissors. I’m the one downloading textbooks to my iPad and printing out syllabuses as I prepare to finish up my third degree. While I enjoy learning and the sense of embarking on a new journey that accompanies the beginning of each semester, I have to be on the defensive around this time of year as well. For some reason, people aren’t very supportive of my quest for lifelong learning and I’m often left second-guessing my decisions to put even more letters behind my name.