I study physics, and it sux. My expectations were big - i find math & physics very interesting, and hoped that university will be place that helps me to develop my passions. But it's not. Nobody treats physics students as persons who actually like physics - they treat us as people who want to get document that confirms they knowledge, to get related job in future - and curriculum reflect this. All we do simplifies to this - learn some algorithms and learn to detect which algoritm should be used to solve particular problem. Is this problem about cows? use cow algorithm. etc As well i could learn random chinese words without knowing they meaning, or be memorizing first 100 numbers of PI. I don't see how this have anything to do with sience, or atleast with what i though sience is. I saw it as something similar to art, where creativity and open mind counts most. But university don't meet my image at all. I feel like i made bigger progress when was learning from books by myself and i wonder - isn't university huge waste of time?