Nicky has decided that she never wants to stop learning and she wants to contribute to the collective of human knowledge sometime in her lifetime. She has found a sense of purpose in many aspects of her life and her academic studies but then felt challenged further whilst playing a video game
I wasn’t even considering the topic at hand one night whilst playing Skyrim on the PC. ;My character was seeking out a particular mage in a tower and when I got close enough to him he spoke an offhanded one-liner like most of the NPCs (non-human characters) in the game: “They say the pursuit of knowledge is it’s own reward.” It didn’t strike me as being particularly inspirational but I found myself thinking, “Right on, little elven dude.”Later I reflected on the concept more, and came to the conclusion my university studies had always been a means to an end, rather an end in and of itself. Could I be content that my goal, both academically and career-wise, is simply the pursuit of knowledge?