Maybe it is the way we’ve been brought up. It’s always the race to complete any given thing in the shortest amount of time possible. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it turns us into this edgy bunch. Always in need of a caffeine fix, never giving a moment’s pause. Personally, I think that there is nothing particularly wrong in taking a year off to pursue one’s interest or that tantalizing holiday. But that would always be met with much disdain, interestingly though, from many relatives whom in any case have no business in what you should be doing with your life.
To simplify, the rush to the end of your education is solely due to your burning desire to work for the rest of your life. I wonder if there’s anything fundamentally wrong with that. Like many religious people who go through their whole lives without knowing what they are praying for, we can lose our roots at times.