During my logic class this week, I decided what classes I will take during my first semester as a student at Afterlife University (or whatever facility of quite literally higher learning is available in Heaven, assuming I make it in). Here’s what my first semester as a freshmen on the flipside will look like:
Philosophy of Mathematics
Introduction to Physics
Culinary Arts for Beginners*
Why save these for the afterlife? Well, it’s not as if I don’t want to learn them now. Obviously they wouldn’t be on my list if I weren’t interested in them. But these are kind of like my fantasy classes, the classes I’d take now if only I had all the time and money in the world, not to mention the ability to grasp all of the necessary skills and concepts that the classes would be designed to teach me. It seems there are things like this—things we’d really like to know how to do or know more about, but either we don’t have the time to give them the full attention they would require or we simply don’t believe we could really master the material. Well, this is my list. Intermediate Guitar is a questionable inclusion, since guitar is something I should/would (could?) make more time for in this life. But it’s hard to devote the time to it that I wish I could/would (should?). Yes, it stinks, but that’s why I sometimes live in a fantasy world, making up lists of classes to take in the afterlife.
So, what classes will you be taking?