Going into the first lesson of ToK, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Even after all of the talks and inductions (which I think most people were only half-listening to, anyway), I still wasn’t completely sure what we were going to be doing, so I tried to go in with an open mind. I only had two questions in my mind before I had that first lesson: ‘how do I pass this?’ and ‘what is that minimum effort I have to put in?’ I wasn’t dreading ToK, but I didn’t really think much of it. I really just thought that it was just another part of IB that I have to do to get my diploma – oh, and universities like the look of it. However, I don’t want ToK to be something I’m doing the bare minimum in just because I have to; I want to use it to open my mind into questions and ideas that I haven’t even begun to think about before. Even if currently ToK just feels like another hour of philosophy a week, I think that the deeper we get into the course, the more questions we will discover and the more importance and relevance I will see in it.