In this essay, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni advises students on how to navigate the college experience. He quotes Foundation President Andrew Delbanco:

"'The mistake is to confuse career success, financial success and reputation with happiness,' said Andrew Delbanco, a Columbia University professor who is the president of the Teagle Foundation, which promotes liberal arts education, and the author of the 2012 book College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. Delbanco added that an important component of real contentment is figuring out what lights your emotional and intellectual fires, not necessarily for the purpose of a job but for the purpose of reflections and pastimes that fill in all those hours away from work.

Is it poetry? Music? Sport? Those and more are abundant on college campuses. 'You’re trying to shape a life that leads you to a happy place,' Delbanco said."