To be a student at Norwich University is different. I know that this is one of the vaguest answers I can provide for the student Norwich experience, but it also is the most accurate. For to be a student at Norwich University, one is held to a different standard than some state universities, not that there is anything wrong with such institutions of academic, they are formidable, but Norwich, Norwich is something else, something much more. For at Norwich the students, rather Corps of Cadets or civilian, are held to a higher standard, to a standard which demands much more than one believes they can give. For at Norwich, one may come to get a degree, but in the end, they’ll get a new standing in life, one which distinguishes them among their peers. How do I know this? Well, I am only in week four of 17, and I already am more established than a great majority of my peers in an educational, mental, and physical sense. For at Norwich, one learns to be a good follower so they can become a great leader. Meaning that one starts from ground zero, knowing nothing, only to learn so much in such a short period of time. For to lead others, one must learn to lead, and one can only do that by becoming a follower. A problem of society is everyone wants to be a leader, but not everyone knows how to lead, everyone wants to talk, but not everyone knows how to listen, well Norwich can help with that. For at Norwich the education one receives is fundamental and well rounded, one does not only learn their designated major, but one also has the opportunity to learn everything that Norwich has to offer, from world languages to cutting edge technology. Why is this important? Well to truly succeed in our ever-changing and rapidly moving society, one must be well rounded and adaptable, if one is not, they will die with the past, and Norwich has been around for over 200 years, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. So, some final words for this week’s post is “be adaptable, flexible and never stop learning. The rate of change will never stop and neither should you.” (Brian Regan), and of course have a great day!