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Valentines Wishes for Special People

February 14, 2009 Leave a comment

So given that its Valentines Day today and seeing as how I don’t have a girlfriend and haven’t had one like ever, I thought I would dedicate this post to a group of my university friends.

I have known this group of people for quite a while but its not until during the whole Gaza conflict that we started to actually talk.  And now, as the semester goes along, I find myself hanging out with this group of people more and more.

I am the type of person that gets blown away from nice people.  If a person is genuinely nice to me, it literally makes my week.  I get so happy thinking about how nice this person was and I always wish them the best.  Since Ive met this group of people that’s exactly how I think and feel every time we get together.

Something as small as a hello wave down the hall between classes, a smile as we pass by, a little message on my facebook wall or something as big as coming to me for advice, asking me for my opinion, inviting me to go out with them, it all literally melts my heart.  Why? Simply because they are so genuinely nice.  Nice in ever essence of the word.

I can probably praise these bunch of people forever.  But the point here is that this group of people are truly very special.  It’s almost as if they are all blessed in their own respect.  And I am truly blessed for having known these people because it is very rare that people come across such a heart warming group of talented and intelligent individuals.

I consider myself very lucky to have met these people and I pray that all the happiness in the world comes to them.  I pray all their dreams and wishes come true and I pray that I am able to partake in their happiness.

Amen.

Happy Valentines Day guys!

Finding Myself

October 22, 2008 5 comments

So there has been this thought in the back of my mind for the past few years or so.  And over the past month or so, well basically since school has started, I have become increasingly intoxicatedwith the idea that pursuing the career path of a University professor might actually be my calling in life.  For some odd reason, perhaps because I am on the verge of graduating, this idea becomes stronger and stronger by the day.  It is now coming to the point where I am no longer able to dismiss it from my mind.  Everyday, when I walk down the halls of my campus, I get this rush, this feeling inside of me that tells me that this is the place for me.  Every time I encounter a passionate professor, every time I study late night at the library, every time I encounter anything to do with student life, I become increasingly intoxicated.  It has come to the point where I need to address this feeling and just go with it. 

The persuit of knowledge, the exchange of ideas is something that I have always got a high from.  Just the fact that the world in which we live in can be changed through a simple idea rocks my world.  When I learn about a new theory or a new idea, I get so excited that I need to sit there and talk to someone about it.  I get this urge to share these ideas and try and get people to open their eyes and open their minds.  I am not sure how it is supposed to feel, but if this is how a calling in life feels, than this very well might be it. 

I came one step closer to coming to a realization that academia is my calling.  I was with a friend last night and both he and I were sitting in this amazingly designed building late at night.  He was studying for an exam and I was researching a topic for an essay.  I decided to take a break.  After surfing the net looking up useless things, I came across what I consider to one of the hidden jewels on the Internet, ted.com

Ted.com is a website that is dedicated to spreading ideas.  In fact the slogan of the site is actually, “Ideas worth spreading.”  The site essentially comprises of great thinkers of our world who are asked to speak for 18 minutes on a topic or subject on which they specialize in.  They have different categories and themes that people speak on.  Topics such as politics, sociology, psychology, science and every other discipline are discussed in front of an appreciative audience. 

Ted.com may be my new drug.  And it may be the very thing that inspires me to persue a masters and eventually a PhD. 

I sat there last night, watching some of these lectures and I was amazed at how passionate some of these people are about the fields that they study and how articulate they are in presenting these ideas to other people.  It was literally magical. 

I watched a lecture by Carolyn Porco who is a planetary scientist.  She was speaking on Saturn and she actually said that she was getting goosebumps just talking about it.  It almost drove me to tears.  Her presentation in particular in front of TED got me thinking that night…I could literally be her.  I could be the one that spreads my ideas and gets shivers down my spine and goosebumps when I eventually get to share these ideas.

I don’t want to be one of those people that looks back at his life and regrets not at least flirting with such a strong desire to see if it was actually possible.  And I know in the back of my mind that it could very well be possible.  I mean, there really isn’t any reason for it not to happen.  It might not be as prestigious as a career in Law but I honestly believe that if I choose the path of a professorship that I could actually live a life of happiness and fulfillment. 

It’s going to be an interesting year folks, that is for sure. 

On a side note, please, PLEASE visit this site.  I am sure a lot of you people will enjoy it.  It’s been around for two years or so and I am so surprised that I didn’t come across this before.  It is anything but a waste of time.

I Am Happy!

Well…almost happy.  The last semester or two have been tough in the sense that because I have fulfilled my requirements for all my core classes, I have been forced to take option classes.  And I hate options.  I never get into them.  And my less than enthusiastic energy for them always forced me to register for classes really late.  So I always exacerbated this by getting into classes that were of no interest to me, simply because I was late registering…getting into whatever I could get into.  And this semester was no different.  But I think I lucked out.  I got into these two intro soci classes that are actually interesting.  I’ve found myself actually wanting to go to class.  In fact, a few days ago, when a blizzard hit our city, the temp. went down to -50C with the wind chill; I still actually wanted to go to class.  But my parents pretty much stopped me.  The point is, this lack of energy and enthusiasm that I had been suffering from for the last few semesters, I think is back.  I actually feel refreshed and actually want to go to school FOR my classes.  Its actually a pretty good feeling.  I feel refreshed for a few other reasons too, which I may or may not get into in the future sometime.  In the mean time, I think I will use these two soci classes to make the most out of my semester.  I am kind of tired right now, but I really wanted to make this post.  I will elaborate on this a bit later.