So I ran into a student yesterday who hasn't been attending class, and she said to me (I paraphase): "I'm probably going to start coming to class again, but I'm not planning to turn in any written assignments. I'm really not into defining my life by a piece-of-paper, like a degree. I plan on spending my life naked on a beach somewhere in the Bahamas. Maybe I'll regret it some day, but...". Needless to say, I was taken a LITTLE off-guard by this. Okay, I was completely stunned by it. Like most of us, I've had students say outrageous things to me before -- but this one takes the cake for sure. And here's the thing...I'm still not clear at all on how I should have responded. My school places a great deal of emphasis on faculty-student engagement, and so part of me feels like I should have said something. On the flip side, I'm just her philosophy professor. Is it really my place to try to try to deter her from making what, in my view, would be a terrible life-mistake? So, should I instead lodge a "student of concern" report? I'll probably talk to my chair or someone else about it...but I'm just curious: what do you all think is appropriate in cases like this (particularly cases where a student seems perfectly aware of the fact that she might come to regret her choices)?