Of the three classes I am taking, statistics has turned out to be the one, supreme bore of my summer life. That’s okay, except that I despise sitting still for long periods of time, especially when my mind is not engaged in doing something moderately productive. That is stats: 90 solid minutes of learning a single chapter, every single day. I’ve come to make this okay, because I’ll take down the notes until I understand the content (~30 minutes of total class time), and then write or plan my day.
That said, here is what I wrote today in class:
Too many people do not work hard enough or have enough drive to get to a place they would like to be. They will take the safe route: going to college, studying a subject simply because there is a big job market for it, putting what they actually enjoy doing aside.
Of course people don’t ‘make it’.
1. They don’t try hard enough.
2. They spend their time doing things that seem like the ‘safe’ or ‘right’ thing to do.
3. All that time spent doing things that don’t matter to them could be spent perfecting what they really want to be proficient in.
4. They listen to everyone else, and not themselves.
If you love business, do business. If you love the arts, do the arts. If you love science, do science. Of course, exploring an area that isn’t your own is very important. It helps us understand where our specializations lie in the grand scheme of things. That way, we know where our skills are best utilized.
I spent this first year of college thinking that I needed to ‘get myself through college’ with a ‘logical’ degree. No. I’m here to learn, not necessarily to make myself fit into someone else’s mold. That’s just… dumb.
Maybe I’m not made for a small job at a big corporation. Maybe I’m meant for a more entrepreneurial path. I believe in the power of passion, especially my passion. I love meeting people, and making ideas happen, and projects. So that is my focus. That is where I’ll ‘make it’.
Pretty similar to my last post, if not an extension of it. Can you tell I feel strongly about this stuff? No? Okay.