Tip sacred cows, even the ones you hold most sacred.
Yet, curiously, those who question the norm revolutionize and better the mundane lives of the majority. Those who make an impact on the world are those who transform it, not those who try to maintain the status quo. Consensual insanity should not determine reality. Innovators disprove and defy conventional wisdom. From Socrates to Malcolm X, endless numbers of individuals have altered human philosophies towards art, society, and truth. Their skepticism of the social equilibrium combined with their courage of their convictions opened up humankind to a better world.
Socrates was sentenced to death for corruption of minors because he taught them to question society. Your freedom of speech protects your ability to question today's order... use it responsibly and often.
Too easily, we surrender to mediocrity. We seem to aspire to it. We fall into lock step with uneventful schedules and 9-to-5 complacency without ever questioning why. We should refuse to accept the common idea that the purpose of college is finding a job to make money or a passage into "responsible adulthood." College should enlighten us in order to escape from the barriers of monotonous life. We should seek to push the frontiers of thought and art forward instead of declining into the nostalgic pitfalls created by our society. College can nurture our growth to push progress forward in a way that can shape the world. With nothing but thousands of dollars in tuition to lose and everything to gain, one has to ask "Why not?"