Grad School, Life

Random things off the top of my head

This week was crazy! Our house was, once again, flooded! But this time, it was not because of a typhoon, but a monsoon. On the bright side, we were more adept and we managed to save most of our things. Unfortunately, we had to flee and evacuate to a relative’s house. Luckily, work and classes were suspended for almost a week, and I was able to take advantage of it by helping in cleaning our house.

Saturday came and since my school didn’t suspend classes unlike most universities, I have to face the reality of school works that await me. It was a good thing that I didn’t skip grad school, though, because I learned a lot of things today! Anyways, here are random things off the top of my head. I just feel that I have to share them with you (or else, my mind wouldn’t shut up about them)

  • Today, in my Philosophy class, we delved on Existentialism. What I realized during the discussion, is that, by this time, I should’ve found my essence, my purpose for existing in life. However, if you are like me, lost on the idea of my essence, we should find ways, grab opportunities, and make choices that will lead us to the realization of our essence. Our essence in life is not a thing that is waiting to be found, our essence is something that we act on. (You could argue with me about this, but I’m pretty sold with the idea. Plus, Existentialism also believes in the subjectivity of an idea. That is, what may be true for me, may not be true for you, vice versa.)
  • Studying in graduate school opened my eyes on the flaws of education and sad to say, there are many. As an educator, I know how to address some of these problems but the greater dilemma is that, I am just one person. I know my “little ways”, as a classmate told me, could result to something bigger, but what I want is not just change, but a revolution in education. Sounds idealistic, I know, but change has to begin somewhere and recognizing a need for change is a good start.
  • Lately, I have been thinking whether I should get a Blackberry or not. Studying Philosophy made me realize that I don’t need one (what do I need a Blackberry for, really?). But, there are times when my internet-dependent self dominates and  the desire to get a Blackberry (or an iPhone or an Android phone for that matter) just. won’t. die. I hope my philosophical-self will win over my internet-dependent self because I really do not need a Blackberry. (Repeat x infinity)

That’s it! In relation to finding my essence, I think I have found mine. Also, enrolling in graduate school is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my entire life, I’m so glad I did it!

Hihi. Sorry, high with learning.


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