Monday, April 26, 2010
College is regarded as an important time in one's life. Society even portrays it to be a rite of passage into adulthood because "everybody goes to college." Therefore, it is instilled in children's brains all throughout grade school that one must go to college in order to be regarded as a high achieving citizen. However, aspects of college do not fit into the definition of Rites of Passage. Rites of Passage are coming of age rituals that are identical among each person. In college, one focuses on the self and self fulfilling happiness and success. Everyone has different priorities. Therefore, college is portrayed as a rite of passage but is failing to provide graduates with the proper transitions and success of adulthood.