Conformity

My theory is that employers prefer college grads because they see a college degree chiefly as mark of one’s ability to obey and conform. Whatever else you learn in college, you learn to sit still for long periods while appearing to be awake. And whatever else you do in a white collar job, most of the time you’ll be sitting and feigning attention. Sitting still for hours on end — whether in library carrels or office cubicles — does not come naturally to humans. It must be learned — although no college has yet been honest enough to offer a degree in seat-warming. — Barbara Ehrenreich

I’m sure many students (including myself) go to uninteresting classes and learn to sit still for long periods while appearing to be awake. Everything would be much better if college would cut all the BS classes and allow us to go straight to what we want to learn. I understand that General Education is important and crucial but how would a Witchcraft course be beneficial for a engineering major?

On the other hand, after forgetting about all the uninteresting classes, college is a lot more than just seat warming. The courses that prepare us for our career and the opportunity to network with many people with the same goals is just fabulous… Seat warming is a small price we have to pay for all the opportunities a college degree offers us.

Conformity

A Song for Thoughts

As I was driving to a friends house last night, I decided to play a cd I had not played for about 4 years. Being an old cd, most of the songs were out of style. But as I was tuning through the songs, ‘Kissing You’ by Desree immediately caught my attention.

The first thing that came to mind was the movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but as I continued to listen to it, I began to feel more calm and relaxed. The song did not make me sad, but it made me reflect on life. If you ever feel like lying down somewhere to meditate or reflect, this song may help. With this song you can just Relax, Breathe, and Just Be…

A Song for Thoughts

Thanksgiving and Self Renewal

Thanksgiving is here! I woke up around 11am and the first thing I did was check my cell phone for text and voice messages wishing me a “Happy Thanksgiving”! Everybody gets them, right? Sure enough, I had quite a few. So after I reply to texts and listen to voice messages, I go straight to my computer and check my email…. “You have 0 messages”! Gosh! I usually get those “Happy Thanksgiving” wishes by email! Anyhow, I turn on some energy music to pump me up for the long night with family and friends.

I’m almost ready for my road trip to Stanislaus County, California. There is no doubt I will see family I have not seen for months-or years!

Today is a day of thankfulness and reflection. I think about all my accomplishments through out the year and I give a special thanks to God for that. I also reflect on what I have to do to continue on striving for my goals. This is when I sharpen the saw and work on my self renewal.

Thanksgiving and Self Renewal