Hail all! Your first week in Middlebury is officially over! Some may have noticed that time in Middlebury is a lot like Sauron’s ring — continually shifting, expanding, tightening. With the coming of the second week, everyone should now be familiar with the immediate surroundings of campus and the pace of courses, so there shouldn’t be too many surprises in day-to-day life. This week we will start extracurricular activities; you can look at the rosters below to find the time and location of the activities you picked.
At Middlebury, there are two types of pleasure: “enjoyment” pleasure and “reward” pleasure. Enjoyment pleasure comes from the hobbies that you engage in for fun, whether that be swimming, taking a walk, calligraphy, exploring the cuisine that Middlebury has to offer, etc. Reward pleasure is the happiness you get from a job well done, namely the gargantuan intellectual strides from boiling yourself in Chinese day in and day out. Moving forward, you must ask yourself, can I survive on reward pleasure alone? What are the activities that I must do to be able to sustain a healthy body and mind? One of Middlebury’s greatest struggles is finding the golden ratio between these two ostensibly contradistinct forms of pleasure.
名单 Roster: https://goo.gl/DcMv59