It is not impossible for a student in today's university to wend his or her way through all of the requirements, ending in a blaze of glory and relief in the graduation ceremonies, without having received an education. This happens even in the best of universities. Somehow they manage to graduate students who have no mental connections with the past, little knowledge of its literature, less of its great thinkers, scant ability to think for themselves, and for whom the prospect of writing a research paper is a matter of great consternation.
-David Wells, No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology, page 3
Not only is this condition possible, it is tragically common. True critical thinking is dying, and with it goes a deep love of learning.
With the current deplorable condition of the university, human beings must learn how to be lifelong, independent learners!
Indivuduals need to realize that true, rich learning must occur carefully, deliberately, thoughtfully, and patiently, without undue haste. To be governed by the influential trends and pace of culture is to forfeit one's mind to the dark and dangerous world of the blissfully uneducated.