I was given a book by my dad, it’s about steps to being a happy student.
to be really honest, i was really skeptical, what constitutes happiness? the author’s notion of happiness might not be mine, or maybe what he is referring to is very general and not particularly applicable to me?
then when I start reading, it’s another over-achiever writing the book.. skeptical me again, but the points he raised are applicable, in any case i will continue to read and maybe my perception of the book will change.
yet I know it’s not enough to make me feel a ‘personal touch’ with it, maybe i am reading it fearing that i’m missing out something? maybe people read it due to the same reason as me? then how does it break down the wall of ‘merely pursuing grades at all costs’ which the book is trying to do?
yes i shall give myself and the author a chance.
i guess what I really want to say is, happiness has a different definition for everyone. i certainly don’t wish to refer to an external outlet to discover my happiness although it could be a guidance or reminder when i’m off track. at this point regardless of what people say, my happiness is…
The year is coming to an end in about five days, and then maybe around me are doing some sort of reflection on their grades and stuff.. not compelled or obliged to do the same, but i reckon it’ll be a good way to remind yourself and gear up for a new beginning.
so maybe my grades are average, thanks to a particular module but nevertheless i think i have quite a good first semester considering i was still really lost.. at one point i was thinking: what am i doing here?!
i think i am quite fickle minded, and i will often look back and regret with thoughts of “what if?”.. then again if we know the future there wouldn’t be history and things may not be the same anymore. as such i decided to move on from my average grade experience and ignore the fact that i have made a not very wise choice. i accept that it’s my choice and accept all consequences =D
ranting and talking to myself has given me a clear perspective! surprise~surprise~
The year is coming to an end real soon… and now it’s Christmas 🙂 the year has been great with pleasant surprises and all… So I’m really grateful.
Starting the Christmas with a nice movie “The Holiday” on tv, what an apt film~ I guess for some feelings you just don’t wish to spell it all out, maybe cos it matters more when kept in the heart.
祝快乐 祝健康 祝一切安好