I've came to the conclusion after last nights class, that I should not be in critial thinking aka Philosphy 102. UNLV makes you take it for about 99% of their degrees and I happen to fall under the 99%. Go figure. And I had to get on my high horse and go to RateYourProfessor.com and find teachers with good scores so I would know who to embrace and who to stay away from. But my math teacher was so awesome last semester I got him again this semester. Yeah!
Back on to Critical Thinking. So my teacher I picked was recommended but alot of people quoted him as being "deep" I am not a deep person. I am a bubbly talkative person who sometimes get irrationally emotional and has a NyQuil problem, plus, procrasinates until the Due Date of everything. I hate thinking about the "meaning of life" and "death" I can't handle death. It makes me hypoventilate inside. So lo n behold, my teacher opens class with " Life is too short to stress because soon, I will be dead."
*jaw drops to ground* Life is too short and soon you will be dead, but do you have to bring that up? After thinking long and hard, I decide to go to my second class. And then it outlined critical thinking.
He stated that if your life is not a problem to you, it's a problem for you. Human life is something you must make sacrifice and sustainability. If you can do these things, you will have a meaningful one. In order to have a meaingful one, you will cash in possibilites and take up offers. You will work hard and long everyday. Things will not be easy but in the end, they will not be regreted.
He also said that "The issue is not what had happened but the issue is what happens next, the future."
It sounds funny, but I am still processing these things and what they mean to me. Especially his segment about how with your rights comes a set of responsibilites and if you choose not to act on them, then don't bother complaining about your rights. Considering law school, that tidbit just puts a whole spin on things. I know one thing is for sure. I will be thinking more rationally about things and events and how they pertain to me, not just the people around me. Because, even though I like to think it's all about me, it's not. I want my life to be one that is rational and one that I can stop and say, wow, that was pretty amazing when I reflect back upon. And I think recently, I've been doing a pretty snazzy job!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Posted by Athena Valentine at 12:01 AM