Again… sitting in lab and contemplating the meaning of life.
Oh how beautiful life can be when we focus ourselves in the right direction. What does this mean? Well, lets take note. When you or I start our day, what happens to be the first thing you think? Is it… “Urghh… I have another day at work, class, etc” or is it more…. “YES, I am going to embrace this week by living my week as if it is the last week of my life.” Well! I find my days to be rather full of life and charm; just by taking note how absolutely brilliant life has become over the years. Where I have come, and where I am going is quite an exciting feat!
However, it does have to be done with prudence; for there are times when things do not go our way, yet it is only a miniscule detail, a fleeting moment in life. Thus I encourage that you think twice on how you go about your day. Is school stressful, is life’s burdens paining your soul because of sickness, failure, or absolute dullness. Try to remember.
Life is only but a fleeting moment!
Yes… I wonder that myself.
How can I be so ecstatic over a book that has little excerpts from other books, speeches, etc. (Oxford Book of Quotations). I believe it is the thought that “big surprises come in small packages.” Words and the analysis of them definitively have a romantic aura about them. For example the preceding little trinket,
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. – Samuel Johnson (Poet)
Mmmmm….. what can I say, there is so much truth in sed statement, that it will apply to people in a plethora of cases. Oh well, I think I can honestly say, this is cooler than chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
2 in the morning…. what heresy to be outside at such an early time as this? …. Fell asleep … sending now
Let me see… (These naturally aren’t in any particular order)
- Wrote and performed (w/ Charles) my own rap song about love
- Performed at an open mic event
- Conducted research for RGH (Rochester General Hospital) – though limited
- Conducted research with viruses to maybe contribute to the cure of certain cancers
- Visited MIT and Boston
- Three of my best friends moved away
- Got to meet an awesome number of new people (HURRAH IV, RIT, Tennessee)
- Became self aware of my ability to write poetry
- Read around 50 books (Predictably Irrational, Animal Spirits, Freakonomics, Half the Sky, etc.)
- Applied to multiple top-of-the-line schools (MIT, Cornell, Brown, etc)
- Learned a great deal about mathematics, biology, iNTH, interferon
- Learned a great deal about God’s Word
- Learned the meaning of being in limbo about life
- Watched the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice – almost (I like the newer version better)
There is more, well, I have to say, it was a rather eventful year.
So yes, I have been reading through 100s of blog posts that have been made over the past couple days and I think; hmm maybe I should be writing my own resolutions. However, that is quite absurd. Why? Well I feel that it should be something one works on all the time. For example, I have found myself to be somewhat shy when it comes to new connections, especially in larger group settings. Thus, it is my utmost desire to suppress this liking for shyness. I have a knack for being shy; and yet everyone who knows me well would think the contrary. It has been difficult to reverse this susceptibility.
It seems to me, and this is my humble opinion (hehe) that I am going to continue setting conditions or goals whenever I find something that I need to change right away. For it does present a quality of wanting to get things done. That reminds me; years ago I knew a person who told me that
“if you wait for tomorrow, it will never happen; for tomorrow never comes.”
Thus, I try to get things done right away; though when I actually think about a project it tends to bog me down with the thought of getting it done. I have been working on doing that also.
So I have been procrastinating… Currently I should be finishing my purpose of statement for grad school apps; however I was thinking about war, and how many of our politicians don’t realize the intellectual property that might be lost through war. Sorta like loosing another animal species to extinction because of the uncaring attitude toward amazing creatures. So I wanted to write an essay on the above thought. However for some reason it became philosophical. But I am sure, there are dozens of instances that I did not put into the following creative piece. Its just more a brain exercise for me to write, and you to think the meaning of it.
I propose a new direction by questioning how we view business philosophy in this country. For one, not only do we all want to be more efficient in our economy but we also want to take care of our environment. In doing so we could make many changes that not only benefit, but enhance the lifestyle of our surroundings. In today’s society we have many technologies which we could put to use if used them properly. However due to capitalistic mindsets, business leaders crush revenue threatening technologies, or the common folk shield themselves from change due to urban folklore. I suggest that we embrace a new age of neutrality emphasizing ‘green’ technologies which will change our entire lives.
If we as a country could limit the use of fossil fuels, and embrace technologies that are/or being invented. For example, if we could build cost effective solar cells that have high efficiency, much of our electrical usage could be eliminated making fossil fuel / coal burning energy void.
Instead of paying farmers for the elimination of surplus stock, we could use the land for the usage of feeding those in this land. Eliminating food sources? Why not use them by genetically modifying crops / livestock to the tastes of the people. Even more radical, why not form a brand campaign that suggests less intake and healthier living.
I do not lament this countries business ethics, however if we can go grassroots; I believe there would be far more to go around. Let the mom-pop shops open and support a community instead of super chain stores. Let large companies who suppress competition break down into smaller companies so that there are more chances for others to succeed in their expertise. For if competition is too harsh, would there not be enough utility for entrepreneurship?
All these examples are part of a social philosophy that would require a large change on many people. Maybe too large which would not succeed. However this would be the most efficient way in continuing a country whose innovation is currently limited by the constraints of business cut throatism, and will only worsen if continued in the current approach. Thereby I have written what I believe that would make a more suitable society for our children to grow up in and continue under the tradition of being AMERICAN. Innovative, unforgetful and proud!