Monthly Archives: December 2012

Defining Success

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Whenever my parents see me and my brother laze around the house, they start talking about their “successful” high school classmates. They tell me about their classmates who were always on the honor roll who are, as they say, unsuccessful. While those who were not so smart, were already successful.

So first, I would like to justify as to why I laze around. These past few days were the beginning of the holidays. Thus, we do not have classes. What do they expect me to do? Study? Well, that’s it for that point.

The more important part is defining success. My parents think that success is having money. Those who were “successful” were those who have high paying jobs somewhere overseas, and those who were not, were somewhere in the country with a higher-than-average paying job. Funny how they think that even having a job would seem unsuccessful. I would like to meet one person who is “successful” and is confident enough to say thay he enjoys what he is doing because not a lot of people can do that.

Also, my parents would often compare me and my brother to the high school classmates of theirs who always had high grades. I think it is not a very reliable conclusion to compare simply because we have not reached that age yet. How can they compare their success with ours if we have not yet even reached that point in our lives.

So, the deafinition of success varies from one person to another. Some people think that being successful is having a lot of money. Others, such as myslef, view success as simply being a happy. My patents do not think they are successful, but I do not think otherwise. They were able to raise two very smart children and are still raising onw today. They are able to put a roof over our heads, as well as send us to school with money in our pockets. That I think is one od the was to define success. It is being able to make a difference in the world for the betterment of it.

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Saying Yes to the Future

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A few montgs ago, I became an official registration assistant. The RA head graduated and chose her succesor. Now, this succesor would also graduate after a year. Thus, he approached me, asking if I would want to be the next RA head. Of course, I have to train for one year. Immediately, I said yes.

But, that was not the only responsibility I said yes to. Yesterday, I said yes to run as vice chairperson of the student council. My friend, who wanted to run for president, kept on asking me, and I finally said yes. I would still be deliberated, which I think is scary by the way. I am just extremely worried for my academics now because I said yes to these.

But, I did not say yes to all. After all, it would be impossible. I already gave up on a higher position in my organization. I just keep on getting hurt while staying there. I needed to.find another venue.

Also, I realized that I could not have both of the positions. RA and vice-chair. It is die to the conflict in scheduling. I would soon have to decide which I would prefer. The difficult thing about this is that nothing is ever really certain. I am not sure that I would get any of those positions. Nonetheless, it is not my problem for now, but rather the future me. I just hope she would have gained better experiences to be able to male a wiser decision.