Beyond a higher level of your ABC's and 123's; what did you learn in college that really stuck? Assuming you learned skills beyond playing quarters, draining the contents of a red Solo cup or proving the salt content in a weeks worth of Ramen Noodles doesn't preserve your body like a dried fish. The college years are a time of discovery, of both the world around us as well as who we are as an individual. Hopefully, for all the late nights of study, tuition paid and scholarships earned there were some life lessons that have endured the transition to post-graduation life.
The opportunity to expand the influences beyond those of your home and local schools, allow for a diversity of thought to permeate our minds. The lessons of how to put on your shoes and socks by, UCLAs, Coach John Wooden or the structure of a poetic sentence by, Princeton's, Toni Morrison, leave impressions and practices far beyond the classroom. No doubt, you had professors that revealed their humanity through practical advice that has long since been internalized. In many cases you may have heard, for the first time, lessons your parents have been teaching for years, but it took a different voice or a changed circumstance for you to have ears to hear the old teaching.
What other lessons were learned during college that has stayed with you? What were some unlikely sources of college learning? What was learned from a college enemy? How were your expectations of college learning fulfilled? What college related question did I miss?