The language requirement at Princeton significantly changed my life for the better. I absolutely hated language classes in high school and, if given the option, would never have touched the subject again. Thankfully Princeton forced me to try, this time with the benefit of great instruction (shout-out to senior lecturer Jamie Rankin), and I’ve since discovered language learning to be a great passion of mine that has opened up opportunities and friendships around the world that I would never have discovered otherwise. Perhaps if Daniel Mytelka had opted to give it a shot, he would have discovered the beauty as well.
In Response to: Shaping the Curriculum