Back to post / website. View/add comments for this article.Challenged by Stuart McMillen. December 2009. I liked school I liked learning ideas that I would never have taught myself. I liked being put in situations designed simply to challenge me. I even liked being thrown into the grading process. But my school days are over and the assignments have stopped No one is forcing us to learn anymore It is so easy to stall without the rituals of an active education and fall into a pattern of idleness. Many do. As adults there is no curriculum to follow except the goals we set ourselves. With no one challenging me, I choose to challenge myself.