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What should I really do with my youth? I'm 18, and I want to really learn. Advice from any adults out there?

I am a senior in high school, just two weeks from graduation. If I end up going to college, I know that I definitely want to take a year or so off. I want to really learn things first hand. I want to see the world and study cultures and people. If anyone out there has been there and can reflect back, I would love to hear from you. What should I study? Where should I go? What should I really think about? I want to give the rest of my life a boost and give myself a solid foundation in my youth. Thank you in advance for your help.

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    May 30 2012: Hello Mitch!
    It is what you know that is your greatest Asset. Equally too, it is what you do not know that is your greatest risk.
    What we have to learn, we learn by doing. For intellectual virtue owes both its birth and its growth to teaching, while moral growth comes about as a result of habit. Take note of this; IF YOU PLANT LAZINESS, YOU WILL REAP STAGNATION. Hard work pays. You should seek the truth about issues, not opinions which can be sometimes be true. At every stage, ask yourself, WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF THIS, WHY AM I DOING THIS, WHY DO I WANT TO DO THIS? Questions like this bring before you knowledge and truth. The 'good' is the formal object of the will. seek it with love. And if you are a Christian, immerse yourself in his love, that is the love of God. BE A SOUL OF PRAYER!!!. May the blessing of almighty God - Father, Son and the Holy spirit be with you, Amen

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