Drop out of university and tune in to yourselves





Contributed to The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Mar. 10 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Last updated Monday, Mar. 10 2014, 5:00 PM EDT


Hey students, drop out of university now! You can thank me later.

I am a university dropout, or at least I was for 10 years. Quitting was the best thing I ever did.

I’m 29 now, and after a lot of living (some successful, some not) I have returned to university as a mature student. And what I am seeing around me are a whole lot of students who need to drop out just like I did.


This might sound radical, even blasphemous, since parents everywhere are encouraging their teenagers to stay in school. But hear me out.

When I attended university for the first time, I was doing it because that was just what you did. I was accepted to Concordia University in communications.

I did great academically, but my mind and heart were on a different planet. I sulked through the hallways, talked through lectures and did assignments like a programmed robot. I cared more about what club I would be going to on Friday night than what was in my $100 textbook.

I did well, maintaining a 3.5 GPA, but emotionally I just didn’t care. I couldn’t – not because I was a bad teen, but because I just didn’t know any better. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t take university seriously, and I knew that I was wasting my time and my parents’ money.

So I spat out the institutional Kool-Aid and dropped out after the first semester. My parents were shocked but, to their credit, they let me be.

I floated around for a few months, worked at a bank for a year, then attended the National Theatre School of Canada in hopes of becoming an actor. After three years of rolling around on the floor and finding my inner child, I moved to Toronto to become a star.



manwomanmyth – family – Reproductive rights

Outlines some radical ideas concerning responsibility for pregnancy and childbirth and the lack of options and rights open to men with respect to controlling their fertility. Looks at how the lack of choice available to men leads directly to family breakdown.

• Women, abortion and the contraceptive pill
• Male pill and it’s impact on men’s rights
• Fathers duped into fatherhood
• “Casual sex into Cashflow sex” (Amy Alkon)
• Single mothers and poor choices


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part 2



part 3