What makes my life better
As Ernest Hemingway said: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” And that’s, to my mind, the way every person should follow. It is how I try to live, always improving and getting better. Sure thing, it is a difficult path to go through, as not many people can easily admit own weaknesses and strengths. Therefore, to be pretty honest with myself and the reader, I’ve decided to ask opinions of my close people to evaluate all my good and bad sides .
Above all, educational sector is a system. It is a system that is meant to make money. No wonder educational institutions are responsible for a significant share of the nation-wide GNI (Gross National Income).
Every university is a cash-machine and if you are going to school, you have to be smart about it. Not only financially (not getting yourself into a 50-year loan) but also cognitively. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education,” Mark Twain said. He didn’t advocate self-education, neither am I doing so. He merely pointed to the simple truth that classroom education does not provide all the learning experience you need. It complements and adds to the thing you need most – real-world experience.
I quit smoking about two years ago and I still have memories about how everyone was trying to encourage me to quit. Every day I had to hear about how harmful smoking was. Me friends kept telling me that there were certain hidden effects of smoking that I hadn’t yet realized and that would kick in few years down the road. After hearing things like that I kept making promises to myself that I would indeed quit. And I did for some time, but apparently my mind didn’t beat my body: I kept coming back to smoking. Is this familiar to you?