I once had a English teacher in high school who told me that if something is not going to be important in 5 minutes, don’t bother fighting about it cause it only makes things worse in the long run. And to this day I have followed that rule as much as I could and it has saved me alot of pain. And why would you want to fight with someone you love and care about if after 5 minutes whatever you were fighting about doesn’t even matter anyways. You would have just wasted all your energy and time on something that isn’t even long lasting and to me that is a waste. I would rather be happy and relaxed and not fighting with my loved ones then stressed for those few minutes of argument and find I got nothing out of it, except hurting someones feelings and then feeling bad about it after. So why bother? Why make such a big fuss over something that isn’t going to get me anywhere anyways. And life is way too short to fight over small trivial things and it makes life way easier when you aren’t so tense about silly small things and are enjoying what you have as you will never really know when you might leave this earth, so you might as well have as peaceful of a life as you possibly can and not worry about the small stuff.
The last two summers ( including this one) school hasn’t been out for the summer for me. I have been taking classes and working. I haven’t really had a break. Which for most would be a crazy thing to do but I have to say I like summer school. I find you don’t procrastinate much, and you remember way more of your subject and you get it done with in either 3 weeks or two months which is way better than 4 months of painful classes. And my grades during the summer are usually substantially higher than during the school year on some classes.
Though I think that taking school all year round really burns you out and that having a break is a good thing, that is why I took a month off and went to India this summer in between by two summer sessions and took a breather as after 2 years of school straight I was actually loosing my mind. So decided it was best for me to get out and take a break. and so I did… I went to India and visited family and relaxed and then came back full force for the upcoming year and rest of the summer class I took. So if someone would ask me if they should take summer school I would say yes but I would tell them to take the first half of the summer and relax the second half otherwise it just gets to be too much.
Today’s pop culture has really turned to the dogs. People seem to be more concerned with which celebrity goes to jail for something stupid rather then worry about the bigger issues such as world poverty and the on going “war against terrorism”. Have people become so accustomed to all this violence around the world that they just don’t even bother to pay attention and change the channel if they see something they don’t like on the world news? People say oh it is such a pity that war is still going on but they don’t find ways to stop what is going on this world instead they change the channel when something pops up on tv or they just continue to go on with their lives and support what is going on out there. I think it is sad that people still are that ignorant to see that the Americain government has made a huge mess and are now only hurting themselves and that they really should pull their troops out of war but they are interested in if Paris Hilton goes to jail or not and if she does when will she come out and if it will really change her ways. It is nice to know that our society has become so shallow and don’t care about the well being of the people that live in this world and they do care about someone that is going to be fine cause they have enough money
I don’t believe that an employee is going to really gain much by looking through someone’s online profile on sites such as Facebook. I think that what we post on facebook, thought it might be true is not a true reflection of how a person will perform in the work place. A lot of the pictures that are posted are usually from a night out with friends and doesn’t mean that they will not be high performers at the work place. Everyone likes to relax a bit and when one is in university, they like to go out and party and yes there will be pictures that might not be the most flattering however that is really not what that person is really about or what they stand for.
If someone had asked me 10 years ago if i would be able to chat with my friends in real time over the computer I would have told them I highly doubt it. But today I can chat with friends and family around the world in places like India, Malaysia and the united states. It as allowed me to save on my long distance bills and keep up to date with what they are up to and them with me. I think this technology is brilliant and even when I am traveling I can log in to a computer and log into web messenger and chat with friends back home. I know that I will probably continue to use msn messenger just like many other people for many years to come and is the fastest and cheapest way to keep in touch with family and friends.
The phrase ” it is not what you know but who you know” is quite a cliche but it is a very true statement. In order to find a job in today’s fast paced job market you really need to know the right people. You need take every opportunity to network and meet new people through conference, people you know.. actually you should be networking all the time, as you will never know when they might be able to help you out, or who they might know.
Why is it that people for centuries believe that war is a good thing and that it accomplishes something? It has only ever caused death and havoc and no good has ever come of war. People only develop hate towards the people they are fighting against and they don’t solve anything. The most ironic thing however is that leaders who want peace, they end up getting assassinated for example Gandhi. He wanted peace between Hindu and Muslim’s and did was a very peaceful way but he got assassinated and the same with Dr. Martin Luther King. He wanted freedom for African Americans from slavery and equality for them. Which in its on way was a peace thing, however he also had the misfortune of being assassinated.
Though if you look at those who think war solves everything, they never get assassinated! Like bush. who has honestly no basis for war, though he continues to wreck his country and creates so much hate for the American people from the world population, and yet he manges to stay alive and in full power!!! Why is it that people who want peace get killed and those who want to bring harm from the effects of war are still standing when they don’t want peace at all? I will never understand the thinking behind such stupidity! Especially when war is started due to the fact that someone is greedy and will go to any lenghts to get what they want and to get the money even if that means killing millions of civilians and ruining cities and countries!
Will people ever learn or will continue being so greedy that they can’t be bothered with anything or anyone? I guess I will never understand that killing someone is okay if I can get what i want out of it.