Block university has a applied disablity study program that is related to Pat’s studies in autism, so we drove to St. Catherine to take a look at the university campus. Comparing to the huge campus of UBC, Block seems very small. Even SFU or Waterloo seems big comparing to the several connecting buildings that is all of Block’s campus. The university campus store can tell you a lot about the character of the university. I checked out the textbook of the philosophy courses; I think Block’s philosophy department is much tougher than SFU’s. The readings are mostly original materials, unlike the comprehension textbooks use in SFU.
When I am browsing the titles in the university bookstore, I realized what I missed in my college days. Like those portrayed in movies or novels, university suppose to be a place for the quest of knowledge. Students should carry those thick wordy books around, then they sit under the sun and talk about the wildest ideas. They would have many complaints against the society, the government, the corporate, basically complain about the adult world in general. They dream about the future and talk about how they would make a change. Thinking back what I have done in my university days, it seems my time outside of classroom are mostly wasted. I just spent endless nights playing Warcraft with friends in the computer lab, went to Karaoke and get drunk on the many weekends. I should have read more books, pretend to be more intellectual and maybe even join some movement for a noble cause.