As college students, we stress over every detail offered in our hundreds of hours of lectures, and we try to pull every morsel of information out of the words within a textbook. Finally receiving a diploma tells the world that we hold a key of knowledge that will open the doors to success. This key, although thought to be given to you after years of gaining a college education, was actually given to you at birth. In the beginning the key was standard, unmolded, and untouched, but through years of educating yourself through difficult classes and lessons, each crevasse was carved into your personal key. This is the key of true knowledge.
Many think to themselves that once the difficult years of college are over we will never have to open another textbook, sign up for another class, or take another test. This idea is wrong. Everyday life is filled with new lessons that take us to greater places. Our key is never fully carved away. We will always have more metal to strike upon, more potential in the world of knowledge. Brigham Young said, “The object of this existence is to learn, which we can only do a little at a time” (1).” College is important and well worth its time, but don’t limit yourself. We need to learn every day because we do learn in little blocks, and it’s those little blocks that build up Zion. D&C 130:18-19 states, “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.” One day we will have the knowledge to unlock those worlds we were promised but we first need to focus on the key.