Your Take: Asking Questions Outside the Classroom

Were conversations about the meaning of life part of your Harvard experience? Should they be? Join our reader discussion.

In the May-June issue, Undergraduate columnist Madeleine Schwartz writes: "How should a person live? In my three years at Harvard, I feel I have rarely been asked the question." Schwartz finds that much as she would like to discuss these questions with her friends, there are few opportunities.

Were conversations about the meaning of life part of your Harvard experience? Do you think Harvard should do more to encourage such discussions?

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