Adrians metaphor of the “Ocean of Ideas” beautifully illustrates the scope and scale of the immense freedom we are afforded in this subject. It seems to emphasise a kind of “it’s the journey, not the destination” ideal which I feel is the best way to view this subject, as well as the entirety of my tertiary experience.
While the immensity of this ocean is daunting and the fact that “There is no shore. Not at least to be seen…” expresses that there is no clearly defined outcome. The message seems that to get through, one must simply paddle in order to explore and discover our own outcome.