Sunday was graduation day for my best friend (and half the student population of the city of Boston.) It got me thinking that if all the irons I currently have in the fire grow cold, I might decide to go back to school. The Baby Boomer generation used higher education as a means of avoiding the draft -- why not employ it in a similar fashion to avoid the current economic slump?
I could take out lots and lots of loans, attend school someplace impossibly exclusive, and study something totally self-indulgent with no practical application to my day-to-day civilian life. Then, I'd start working terms like "dominant paradigm", "social construction of [INSERT NOUN HERE]" and "deconstruct" into as many conversations as possible. I would spent lots of time pondering intersections of race, class, and gender and how they serve to stratify us all the time, in all facets of our existence.
I would pop out X number of years later UBER-educated and a bit pretentious with virtually no marketable skills.
Oh wait, a minute -- been there, done that. It was called "undergrad."
(xoxo to all the fellow Sarah Lawrence grads who TOTALLY get what I'm saying...)