Ethan the Tourist

Ethan the Tourist

Blog Post III

All right, I know Microcampus is all about, uh, learning and exploration, but it certainly couldn't hurt to treat my free time as vacation time, right? So I'm going to be that typical tourist you all know. I'm going to take too many pictures, bring too much luggage, and buy too much stuff. I appreciate and respect the Microcampus mission, but it never said not to have fun. So, in stark contrast with some of my classmates, I'm going to treat Microcampus as a fun experience. If you think about it, it would be outrageous to punish me for enjoying myself right? So instead of a field trip, Microcampus has officially became an pedagogical furlough with jollification and peregrination(Those are real words). Peace out!

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask." Over the course of Microcampus, I have experienced the individual freedom that I have been grappling with ever since I have left Shanghai. Who am I? Why am I here? My Microcampus-era posts and thoughts would go to reveal my struggle against who I am, a struggle you will soon face in Microcampus. And now that I am back, I may have but a fragment of my answer.